Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl
Carthamus L. , legitimate, scientific
Linnaeus, C. (1 May 1753), Species Plantarum 2: 830 [tax. nov.]
Linnaeus, C. (1754), Genera Plantarum Edn. 5: 361 [secondary reference]
Hooker, J.D. (1859), Introductory Essay. The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. Discovery ships Erebus and Terror. III. Flora Tasmaniae 2(11): cviii. [secondary reference]
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 276 [secondary reference]
Black, J.M. (1929), Bignoniaceae - Compositae. Flora of South Australia 4: 655 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "Medieval Latin from qurtum or qartam, the Arabic name of C. tinctorius, L., the Safflower."
Green, M.L. in Ramsbottom, J., Wilmott, A.J., Wakefield, E.M. & Sprague, T.A. (ed.) (August 1929), The application of Linnean generic names to be determined by means of specified Standard-species. Nomenclature: Proposals by British Botanists: 179 [secondary reference]
  • Type: Carthamus tinctorius L.
Black, J.M. & Robertson, E.L. (1957), Flora of South Australia Edn. 2, 4: 937 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "Medieval Latin from qurtum or qartam, the Arabic name of C. tinctorius, L., the Safflower."
Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1962), Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains: 377 [secondary reference]
Curtis, W.M. (1963), Angiospermae: Lythraceae to Epacridaceae. The Student's Flora of Tasmania 2: 380 [secondary reference]
Hanelt, P. (1963), Monographische Übersicht der Gattung Carthamus L. (Compositae). Feddes Repertorium Specierum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 67: 41-180 [secondary reference]
Burbidge, N.T. & Gray, M. (1970), Flora of the Australian Capital Territory: 395 [secondary reference]
Cronquist, A.J. (1981), An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants: 1025 [secondary reference]
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 74 [secondary reference]
Jessop, J.P. in Jessop, J.P. (ed.) (1981), Compositae (Asteraceae) - most genera. Flora of Central Australia: 411 [secondary reference]
Stanley, T.D. in Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1986), Asteraceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 2: 587 [secondary reference]
Lander, N.S. in Marchant, N.G., Wheeler, J.R., Rye, B.L., Bennett, E.M., Lander, N.S. & Macfarlane, T.D. (1987), Asteraceae. Flora of the Perth Region 2: 665 [secondary reference]
Murray, L. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1992), Carthamus. Flora of New South Wales 3: 327-328 [secondary reference]
Jeanes, J.A. in Walsh, N.G. & Entwisle, T.J. (ed.) (1999), Asteraceae. Flora of Victoria 4: 675 [secondary reference]
Anderberg, A.A., Baldwin, B.G., Bayer, R.G., Breitwieser, I., Jeffrey, C., Dillon, M.O., Eldenäs, P., Funk, V., Garcia-Jacas, N., Hind, D.J.N., Karis, P.O., Lack, H.W., Nesom, G., Nordenstam, B., Oberprieler, C., Panero, J.J., Puttock, C., Robinson, H., Stuessy, T.F., Susanna, A., Urtubey, E., Vogt, R., Ward, J. & Watson, L.E. in Kubitzki, K. (ed.) (2007), Compositae. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 8: 144 [secondary reference]
Mabberley, D.J. (1 May 2008), Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3: 155 [secondary reference]
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (2011), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Kentrophyllum Neck. ex DC. legitimate
  • APC Dist.: WA (naturalised), NT (naturalised), SA (naturalised), Qld (naturalised), NSW (naturalised), ACT (naturalised), Vic (naturalised), Tas (naturalised)
Bean, A.R. in Wilson, A.J.G. (ed.) (2015), Asteraceae Subfam. 2. Carduoideae Trib. 1. Cardueae. Flora of Australia 37: 67-68 [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Kentrophyllum Neck. ex DC. legitimate
  • Etymology: "A medieval Latin name, derived from the Arabic name for Safflower, C. tinctorius."