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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Boraginales

Familia: Boraginaceae
Subfamilia: Boraginoideae
Tribus: Boragineae
Genus: Gastrocotyle
Species: G. hispida – G. macedonica – G. natolica

Gastrocotyle Bunge, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 12: 363. 1849

Type species: Gastrocotyle hispida (Forssk.) Bunge

Native distribution areas:

Southeastern Europe
Greece, Yugoslavia
Northern Africa
Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
Middle Asia
Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Western Asia
Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Sinai, Turkey
Arabian Peninsula
Gulf States, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia
Indian Subcontinent
India, Pakistan

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Bunge, A. 1849. Adnotationes ad Delectum Seminum. Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 3 12: 363–364. BHL Reference page. : 363


Hassler, M. 2019. Gastrocotyle. 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 Mar. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Gastrocotyle. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 10 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Gastrocotyle in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 10. Reference page. 2019. Gastrocotyle. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 10.

Gastrocotyle is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Boraginaceae.[1]

Its native range is Southeastern Europe to Northwestern India.[1]


Gastrocotyle hispida (Forssk.) Bunge
Gastrocotyle macedonica (Degen & Dörfl.) Bigazzi, Hilger & Selvi
Gastrocotyle natolica Brand


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