Gundelia cappadocica

Gundelia cappadocica

Perennial lactiferous herb with branched 10‒40 cm long stem; young shoots with dense arachnoid hairs, probably losing part of the indumentum later, completely more ±arachnoid hairs. Leaves coriaceous, alternate, pinnatisect, spiny, both side ±arachnoid hairs, especially on or besides the veins, colour of basal leaves darker than cauline leaves. Synflorescences normally 1–3, globose to ovoid, 10‒40 mm long and 10‒30 mm in diameter , consisting of 7–35 cephaloids. Synflorescence more or less completely arachnoid hairy . Bracts spiny, sparsely or densely hairy with short and arachnoid hairs, normally less exceeding cephaloids, with a strong terminal spine and 2‒4 lateral spines, Cephaloid compound of 3–5 flowers. Flowers campanulate to widely spreading, corolla externally reddish-brown, purplish-brown, greenish-brown with gland; internally yellow, yellowish to purplish, 5‒9 mm long . Cephaloids ±squamulose, fruit complex normally triangular, straw coloured to greenish-grey, 4–7 mm long , in upper part 5‒7 mm in diameter ; central and lateral flowers surrounded by spines originated from the involucels, spines of the central flowers 1–3 mm, of the lateral flowers 1–2 mm, obtained from 25 fruit of average weight 0.068 g .

Phenology: Flowering from April to May and fruiting from June to July.

Endemic.

 

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