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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordoo: Rosales

Familia: Rosaceae
Subfamilia: Rosoideae
Tribus: Agrimonieae
Subtribus: Sanguisorbinae
Genus: Sarcopoterium
Species: S. spinosum
Name

Sarcopoterium Spach, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 5: 43. (1846)

monotypic taxon

References

Spach, É 1846. Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique Série 3, 5: 43.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Sarcopoterium in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2020 May 27. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2020. Sarcopoterium. 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. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2020 May 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2020. Sarcopoterium. Published online. Accessed: May 27 2020.
Tropicos.org 2020. Sarcopoterium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 27 May 2020.

Sarcopoterium is a genus of flowering plants in the rose family. The genus is sometimes considered synonymous to Poterium. The sole species within this genus, Sarcopoterium spinosum, is common to the southeast Mediterranean region[2] and the Middle East.[3] In English it is known as the prickly, spiny, or thorny burnet[4] It is a perennial bush with small flowers in inflorescence. Sarcopoterium spinosum flowers in February to April and its fruits mature in autumn, then fall to earth to germinate with the rain water.

Sarcopoterium spinosum has spines. In the summer (high temperatures) it is dry and appears dead.
References

"Sarcopoterium spinosum (L.) Spach". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
Seligman, No'am; Henkin, Zalmen (2003). "Persistence in Sarcopoterium spinosum dwarf-shrub communities". Plant Ecology. 164 (1): 95–107. doi:10.1023/A:1021289412812. S2CID 31027430.
Gargano, Domenico; Fenu, Giuseppe; Medagli, Piero; Sciandrello, Saverio; Bernardo, Liliana (1 December 2007). "The status of Sarcopoterium spinosum (Rosaceae) at the western periphery of its range: Ecological constraints lead to conservation concerns". Israel Journal of Plant Sciences. 55 (1): 1–13. doi:10.1560/IJPS.55.1.1.
Sarcopoterium spinosum (SRCSP) on EPPO Global Database

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