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Centaurea melitensis L. , it is an annual, 10–100 cm, herbage loosely gray-tomentose and villous with jointed multicellular hairs, sometimes minutely scabrous, minutely resin-gland-dotted.,  Life Form: Th, Flowering in: Mar- May,   Vern: ——, Phytochoria: MED, The native range of this species is Macaronesia, Medit.,  Notes: Wild in Libya

For more information: https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:190991-1http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000005385, https://www.gbif.org/species/3128091, https://www.maltawildplants.com/ASTR/Centaurea_melitensis.php,https://botany.cz/cs/centaurea-melitensis/https://www.invasive.org/browse/subinfo.cfm?sub=5281

 

Distribution in Libya
Zliten-Misurata Plain Jabal Nafusa Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Kaam area 2005 Reported from Gharian, Yefren by Durand & Barratte . (22km) W. of Khoms 1967 Msallata National Park (Shaafeen) 2013 Msallata-Garaboulli Province 2020 Reported from Derna by Durand & Barratte . Wadi Zaza 2003
Marmarica Plateau  
Reported in Marmarica north-eastern part of Libya by Pampanini 1930 From Tobruk to Egyptian Border 1999

 

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
Saaed, M.W.B., EL-Barasi, Y.M. & Rahil, R.O. (2021) An updated checklist and quantitative analysis of the Marmarica Plateau flora, in the north-eastern part of Libya. Phytotaxa 509 (1): 001-055.https://www.mapress.com/j/pt/, https://www.biotaxa.org/Phytotaxa/article/view/phytotaxa.509.1.1 An updated Marmarica Plateau flora 2021
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: http://scienceq.org/Journals/JABZ.php, https://bit.ly/3LgL0KQ https://scienceq.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/JABZV7I304.pdf 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)  
Al-Shf, N. S. (2005) a taxonomic study of the plants of the Kaam region. Master Thesis, College of Science, Al-Marqab University, Al-Khums, Libya. (In Arabic)  
El-Barasi, Y. M., EI-Sherif, l. M. & Gawhari, A. M. H.(2003) Checklist and analysis of the flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza at AI-Jabal AI Akhdar (Cyrenaica, Libya). Bocconea 16 (2): 1091-1105. 2003. – ISSN 1120-4060. https://bit.ly/3VowJ3q , http://www.herbmedit.org/bocconea/16-1091.pdf flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza 2003_compressed
EL-Habony, A.M. (1999) Vegetation and flora of a sector along Mediterranean cost of Libya from Tobruk to Egyptian border, M.Sc. Thesis, Botany Department-Faculty of Science-Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya. (in Arabic)