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Fam.: Brassicaceae / Crucifers      

Synon.:  Alyssum spinosum  L.,  Hormathophylla spinosa  (L.) P.KÜPFER

Genus:  Ptilotrichum  C.A.MEY.,  Alyssum  L.,  Hormathophylla  CULLEN & T.R.DUDLEY
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   BOISS.:  Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810 - 1885), Swiss botanist
   P.KÜPFER:  Philippe Küpfer (1942 - ), Swiss botanist
   C.A.MEY.:  Carl Anton (Andreevic) von Meyer (1795 - 1855), Russian botanist
   CULLEN:  James Cullen (1936 - 2013), British botanist
   T.R.DUDLEY:  Theodore Robert Dudley (1936 - 1994), botanist in USA
 

Etymology:
   Ptilotrichum:   ptilon = feather, thrix = hair
   spinosum:   spiny
   Alyssum:   Greek plant name
   Hormathophylla:   hormathos = string, phyllon = leaf
   spinosa:   spiny
 

Ptilotrichum spinosum originates from Southern France and Spain.

 

Ptilotrichum spinosum / Spiny Madwort, F Col de Lautaret Botan. Gar. 28.6.2008
Fig. 1:  Ptilotrichum spinosum / Spiny Madwort (cultiv.)
F Col de Lautaret Botan. Gar. 28.6.2008
Ptilotrichum spinosum / Spiny Madwort, F Col de Lautaret Botan. Gar. 28.6.2008
Fig. 2:  Ptilotrichum spinosum / Spiny Madwort (cultiv.)
F Col de Lautaret Botan. Gar. 28.6.2008

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