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Dec-2007 (taxon update: none)
Citation for this page
Mifsud, S. (2022). Cynara scolymus cardunculus - datasheet created on Dec-2007. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 31-Jan-2023
Nomenclature and Basic Information
Species name :
Cynara scolymus × cardunculusL.
Published in n/a
(basionym or principal syn.)
No Main Synonyms
Plant Family :
Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl(=Compositae) (The Daisy or Sunflower Family) 123 species from the Asteraceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Globe Artichoke (hybrid)
Maltese name(s) :
Status for Malta :
Naturalised Alien. Species that was introduced in Malta after year 1492 (Columbus' discovery of the New World)
and spreads and integrates to form established, non-invasive populations.
Species may become become invasive if it widespreads rapidly.
Very Common Common Frequent Scarce Rare Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: HEMICRYPTOPHYTE ( prostate plants with flowers close to the ground )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)
Red List (1989) :
Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
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