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Description

Inflorescence of terminal capitula with 1-several rows of bracts. Involucel cylindric, 8-furrowed, expanded above into a membranous, many veined, spreading corona. Calyx with 5 persistent bristles spreading in fruit. Corolla of 5 unequal lobes (rarely 4-6), those of the outer often longer than the inner.
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Ecology

Associations

Foodplant / pathogen
Aphelenchoides blastophthorus infects and damages flower bud of Scabiosa 'Simon Greaves'
Other: major host/prey

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In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / nest
female of Andrena hattorfiana provisions nest with pollen of Scabiosa

Foodplant / nest
female of Andrena marginata provisions nest with pollen of Scabiosa

Foodplant / pathogen
Aphelenchoides blastophthorus infects and damages flower bud of Scabiosa

Foodplant / gall
Eriophyes squalidus causes gall of shoot tip of Scabiosa

Foodplant / sap sucker
Macrosiphum rosae sucks sap of live Scabiosa
Remarks: season: summer
Other: minor host/prey

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:20
Specimens with Sequences:28
Specimens with Barcodes:26
Species:4
Species With Barcodes:4
Public Records:12
Public Species:4
Public BINs:0
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Wikipedia

Scabiosa

Scabiosa /skbiˈsə/[1] is a genus in the honeysuckle family (Caprifoliaceae) of flowering plants.[2] Many of the species in this genus have common names that include the word scabious; however some plants commonly known as scabious are currently classified in related genera such as Knautia and Succisa; at least some of these were formerly placed in Scabiosa. Another common name for members of this genus is pincushion flowers.

Members of this genus are native to Europe and Asia. Some species of Scabiosa, notably small scabious (S. columbaria) and Mediterranean sweet scabious (S. atropurpurea) have been developed into cultivars for gardeners.

Scabiosa plants have many small flowers of soft lavender blue, lilac or creamy white colour borne in a single head on a tall stalk. Scabious flowers are nectar rich and attract a variety of insects including moths and butterflies such as the Six-spot Burnet. Scabiosa species are also used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Grey Pug.

In 1782, a mysterious pale yellow scabious, called Scabiosa trenta, was described by Belsazar Hacquet, an Austrian physician, botanist, and mountaineer, in his work Plantae alpinae Carniolicae. It became a great source of inspiration for later botanists and mountaineers discovering the Julian Alps, especially Julius Kugy. The Austrian botanist Anton Kerner von Marilaun later proved Belsazar Hacquet had not found a new species, but a specimen of the already known submediterranean Cephalaria leucantha.[3]

Species[edit]

Among others:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sunset Western Garden Book, 1995:606–607
  2. ^ "Scabiosa", The Plant List (version 1.1), retrieved 2014-09-19 
  3. ^ Nada Praprotnik. "Trenta Scabious (Scabiosa Trenta)". Republic of Slovenia: Government Communications Office. 
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