genus Echinops


Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to genus Echinops: Eryngium
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.genus Echinops - genus of Mediterranean and Eurasian herbs: globe thistlesgenus Echinops - genus of Mediterranean and Eurasian herbs: globe thistles
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
globe thistle - any of various plants of the genus Echinops having prickly leaves and dense globose heads of bluish flowers
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The genus Echinops (Asteraceae) consist of 18 species, 2 subspecies and 3 varieties in Turkey (Hedge, 1975; Gemici and Leblebici, 1992; Ozhatay et al., 2009) and has medicinal importance.
The genus Echinops belongs to the family Compositae and comprises over 120 species, of which 17 are known to occur in China, E.
As far as secondary inflorescences are concerned, most often and most thoroughly studied is the large, Old World genus Echinops (Kunze, 1969; Leins & Gemmeke, 1979; Petit, 1988; Rauh & Reznik, 1953; Wagenitz, 1976).
Members of the genus Echinops in the family of Asteraceae are widely used in Ethiopian herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases and illness such as migraine, diarrhea, heart pain, different forms of infections, intestinal worm infestation and hemorrhoid.