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Carthamus pinnatus Desf. / Syn. Carthamus pinnatus ssp. pinnatus, Carduncellus pinnatus (Desf.) DC., Perennial plant with rhizome, stemless or short-stemmed, with spiny leaves in a tight rosette. The leaves measure from 10 to 30 cm and are pennate with oval segments with edges provided with small spines., Life Form: Ch, Flowering in: Mar- Apr,   Vern: Gaamole , Grane-Ejedian, Phytochoria: MED, The native range of this species is France, Sicilia, Malta, N. Africa., Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Jabal Nafusa
Gebel Naffousa, (39 km) from Jadoo to Yefren 1970 Al-Awenia, (7 km) from Rumia. (7,8 km) before Zintan, Kaleba, (30 km) from Gharian 1974 Msallata National Park (Shaafeen) 2013 Msallata-Garaboulli Province 2020 Gharyan (Sedrores Mountains) 2020


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1983) Flora of Libya, Asteraceae Vol. (107) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
El-Ahmir, S.M., Mahklouf, M.H., Shanta, M.B., Abo-Jaafer, H.A. (2020) Floristic Study of Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan District-Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. Volume 8 / Issue 1. ISSN: 2348-7313. Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan 2020
Mahklouf, M.H., Sherif, A.S., Betelmal, A.G. (2020) Floristic Study and Species Diversity of Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 7 / Issue 3 ISSN: 2348-7313. Journal homepage:, Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya 2020
Al-Masalati, N. A. A. (2013) Plant diversity across the altitudes of the Msallata National Park Reserve Mountains. Master Thesis. Botany Department-College of Science-University of Benghazi-Libya. (In Arabic)