CARDUUS

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Facts about "CARDUUS"
apex orientationascending +, spreading + and reflexed +
apex shapeacute + and spine-tipped +
appendage shapeoblong +
base orientationappressed +
base shapeshort-tailed +
bristle architecture or shapebarbed +
bristle countmany +
bristle fusionconnate +
bristle shapeflattened +
chromosome count8 +, 9 +, 10 +, 11 + and 13 +
corolla arrangementbilateral +
corolla colorationwhite +, pink + and purple +
cypsela shapeovoid + and compressed +
face architectureeglandular +
face architecture or external texture or reliefsmooth +
face external textureglabrous + and hairy +
head architecture or shapediscoid +
head shapecylindric + and spheric +
leaf architecturepetiolate + and sessile +
leaf positionbasal + and cauline +
lobe arrangement or shapelinear +
margin architecture or shapespiny dentate +
margin shapelobed + and entire +
node external texturepuberulent +
node height or lengthshort +
node shapeswollen +
pappus behaviourfalling +
pappus durationpersistent +
pappus shapesetiform +
peduncle architecturenaked +, leafy-bracteate +, spiny-winged + and winged +
phyllary countmany +
phyllary shapelinear + and ovate +
portion external textureglabrous + and puberulent +
portion fusiondistinct +
portion height or lengthshort +
portion reliefpapillate +
portion shapeswollen +
receptacle architectureepaleate +
receptacle prominence or shapeflat +
scale architecture or shapebarbed +
scale shapesetiform +
scar positionlateral +
stem architecturesimple +, branched + and spiny-winged +
stem orientationerect +
throat height or lengthshort +
throat shapecampanulate +
throat sizeexpanded +
tube sizeslender +
whole organism architecture or shapespiny +
whole organism external texturetomentose + and glabrate +
whole organism life styleannual +, biennial + and perennial +