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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamilia: Dipsacoideae
Tribus: Scabioseae
Genus: Pterocephalus
Species: P. afghanius – P. arabicus – P. brevis – P. canus – P. depressus – P. dumetorum – P. frutescens – P. fruticulosus – P. gedrosiacus – P. ghahremanii – P. glandulissimus – P. khorassanicus – P. kurdicus – P. lasiospermus – P. laxus – P. lignosus – P. multiflorus – P. nestorianus – P. perennis – P. persicus – P. pinardii – P. plumosus – P. porphyranthus – P. pulverulentus – P. pyrethrifolius – P. sanctus – P. spathulatus – P. strictus – P. szovitsii – P. virens – P. wendelbo
Source(s) of checklist:

Hassler, M. 2019. Pterocephalus. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 23. Reference page.

Name

Pterocephalus Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 152 (1763).

Type species: P. parnassi Spreng.

References

Adanson, M. 1763. Familles des Plantes. II. partie. (24) + 640 pp. Paris: Vincent. BHL Reference page.

Links

Hassler, M. 2019. Pterocephalus. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 23. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Pterocephalus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 23. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Pterocephalus. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 23 2019.
Tropicos.org 2019. Pterocephalus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Aug. 23.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Pterocephalus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Pterocephalus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caprifoliaceae[1] of herbs and shrubs, comprising 25 species ranging from the Mediterranean, to central Asia, the Himalayas, western China, and tropical Africa.[2]

From Greek πτερον, pteron, a wing, and κεφαλη, kephale, a head, in reference to the receptacle of the flowers being villous or chaffy.[3]
Species

Pterocephalus arabicus
Pterocephalus bretschneideri
Pterocephalus brevis
Pterocephalus hookeri
Pterocephalus papposus
Pterocephalus perennis
Pterocephalus plumosus
Pterocephalus pulverulentus
Pterocephalus spathulatus
Pterocephalus dumetorum - Mountain scabious
Pterocephalus lasiospermus
Pterocephalus porphyranthus
Pterocephalus virens

References

"Pterocephalus", The Plant List (version 1.1), retrieved 2014-09-19
Kriechbaum, Monika; Kletter, Christa (2001). Tibetan medicinal plants. Stuttgart: Medpharm. p. 270. ISBN 0-8493-0031-2.
George Don, Jr. (1834). A general system of gardening and botany. Founded upon Miller's Gardener's dictionary, and arranged according to the natural system. volume III (Calyciflorae). Gilbert and Rivington. p. 688.

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