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Safflower

Scientific Name
Carthamus tinctorius
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Asterales: Asteraceae)
Reliability
High
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Seed Project
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Achene(s)

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

Description

Achene Colour: Ivory, Variable - white to brown

Achene Length: 4 -7 mm , 7 - 10mm

Achene Sculpture: Smooth

Achene Shape: Narrowly oblong

Achenes aprrox 7–8 mm long; pappus rare or absent, a few minute scales.
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
14/11/2011 02:16 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 12:27 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius ) Updated on 1/17/2013 12:27:14 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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