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Saffron Thistle

Scientific Name
Carthamus lanatus
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae)
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Achene

Disseminule: Fruit (referred to as achene or seed unit)

Description:

Achene appendages: Pappas, Hairs and bristles

Achene Colour: Variable - brown/yellow, Straw coloured

Achene Length: Variable: 2.1 - 4mm, 4 - 7mm

Achene Sculpture: Roughened

Achene Shape: Wedge

Achenes generally 5–6 mm long; pappus linear, acute, to 7–10 mm long.
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
10/10/2011 03:56 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 12:33 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Saffron Thistle (Carthamus lanatus) Updated on 1/17/2013 12:33:26 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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