Silybum Adans.

First published in Fam. Pl. 2: 116, 605 (1763), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Medit. to Central Asia and India, Macaronesia to Arabian Peninsula.

Descriptions

Compositae, H. Beentje, C. Jeffrey & D.J.N. Hind. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2005

Morphology General Habit
Herbs with basal rosette of lobed leaves, and with alternate entire cauline leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula solitary, homogamous; involucre globose; phyllaries pluriseriate, with spiny margins; receptacle flat, fleshy, densely setose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla with filiform tube, lobes oblique, filaments connate in a tube, glandular; anthers with very short tails
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Pappus 3-seriate, barbellate.
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Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0