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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: Cichorioideae
Tribus: Cichorieae
Subtribus: Scolyminae
Genus: Catananche
Species: C. arenaria – C. caerulea – C. caespitosa – C. lutea  – C. montana

Catananche L., Sp. Pl. 2: 812. (1753)

Type species: Catananche lutea L., Sp. Pl. 2: 812. (1753)


Cupidone Lemaire in A. C. V. D. Orbigny, Dict. Universel Hist. Nat. 4: 464. (1849)
Cupidonia Bubani, Fl. Pyrenaea 2: 47. (1899)
Piptocephalum Sch.Bip., Bonplandia 8: 369. (1860)


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus II: 812. Reference page. 
Farr, E. R. & Zijlstra, G. eds. (1996-) Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum). 2009 Aug 24 [1]. 2012. Catananche. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 15 Oct. 2012.
International Plant Names Index. 2012. Catananche. Published online. Accessed: 15. Oct. 2012.

Vernacular names
suomi: Katanat
עברית: אוזן-גדי
italiano: Cupidone
русский: Катананхе
svenska: Gräsfibblesläktet

Catananche is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.[2][3] It is native to dry meadows in the Mediterranean region.[4]

They are cultivated for their cornflower-like blooms appearing in summer, in shades of blue, yellow and white. They are suitable for a sunny border, and for dried flower arrangements.[5]


Catananche arenaria Coss. & Durieu - Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania
Catananche caerulea L. - Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
Catananche caespitosa Desf. - Algeria, Morocco
Catananche lutea L. - Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
Catananche montana Coss. & Durieu - Algeria, Morocco


According to recent genetic analyses, the genus Catananche is related to the genera Hymenonema, Scolymus and Gundelia. This results in the following relationship tree.[6]
subtribe Scolyminae






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Tropicos, Catananche L.
Altervista Flora Italiana, genere Catananche
RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.

Liveri, Eleni; Tomasello, Salvatore; Oberprieler, Christoph; Kamari, Georgia (June 2016), Cytological and phylogenetic study of the Greek endemic genus Hymenonema Cass. (Cichorieae, Compositae), retrieved 2016-11-09

Pink, A. (2004). Gardening for the Million. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation.

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