Species name:

Acanthus mollis

Taxonomy

Species

mollis

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Acanthus
Acanthus f.

Classifier

L.

Distribution

Euro-Mediterranean area, Macaronesia, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, America. Temperate areas. In Italy prefers fallow field and bushes (0 - 700 m)

Utility

Cultivated for ornament worldwide, Ancient Greek and Roman art symbol and ancient virginity symbol. Folk medicine and biodiversity

Flowering time

III - VI

Pollen colour

np

Pollen

np

Nectar

np

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subcircular
Acanthus mollis
Acanthus mollis
Acanthus mollis
Equatorial view : Oval, Prolate
Acanthus mollis
Acanthus mollis
Acanthus mollis