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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Carduoideae
Tribus: Cardueae
Subtribus: Carduinae
Genus: Anacantha
Species: A. darwasica – A. jucunda – A. mira

Anacantha (Iljin) Soják, Sborn. Nár. Muz. Praze 1982(1–2): 108. (1982)

Type species: Non designatus


Cirsium sect. Anacantha Iljin, Bot. Mater. Gerb. Glavn. Bot. Sada RSFSR 3: 57. (1922)
Replaced synonym
Modestia Kharadze & Tamamsch. Not. Syst. Geog. Inst. Bot. Tbhilis. 19: 40. (1956) nom. illeg. hom. non Modesta Raf. Fl. Tellur. 4: 75. 1836[1838] vide Ipomoea L., Sp. Pl. 1: 159. (1753) (Convolvulaceae Juss., 1789)


Soják, J. 1892. Sborník Národního Muzea v Prazĕ 1982(1–2): 108.
Hassler, M. 2018. Anacantha. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Anacantha. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 22 2018. 2018. Anacantha. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 Nov. 2018.

Anacantha is a group of thistles in the daisy family, first described as a genus in 1956 with the name Modestia.[3][4] This was later to be regarded as an illegitimate homonym, and so in 1982 the name was changed to Anacantha.[5][1]

The entire genus is native to Uzbekistan.[2]


Anacantha darwasica (C.Winkl.) Soják - Uzbekistan
Anacantha jucunda (C.Winkl.) Soják - Uzbekistan
Anacantha mira (Iljin) Soják - Uzbekistan


Tropicos Anacantha Sbo N
Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
Kharadze, Anna Lukianovna. 1956. Not. Syst. Geog. Inst. Bot. Tbhilis. 19: 40
Tropicos, Modestia Kharadze & Tamamsch.
Sborník Národního Muzea v Prazĕ. 1982. Řada B: Prírodni Vĕdy 1982: 108
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