Species name:

Carlina gummifera (Atractylis gummifera)

Taxonomy

Genus

Species

gummifera

Nomenclature Melissopalynology

Classifier

(L.) Less.

Distribution

Mediterranean area. In Italy scrub and arid grassland (0-700 m).

Utility

Food and folk human - animal medicine. Used as a filler. Poisonous plant. It has a pretty low importance in honey productions. Biodiversity.

Flowering time

VIII - IX

Pollen colour

/

Pollen

++

Nectar

+

Pollen characteristic

Polar View: Subtriangular
Carlina gummifera
Carlina gummifera
Carlina gummifera
Equatorial view : Subcircular, Suboblate
Carlina gummifera
Carlina gummifera
Carlina gummifera