Silybum marianum

Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn.

Common Names

Milk thistle (English), St. Mary's thistle (English), شوك الحنش (شُوك الحَنَش)، لخلاخ (لِخْلاخ) (Arabic), شوك الجمل (شوك الجَمَل)، لخلاخ (لِخْلاخ) (Arabic), خرشوف (خَرشوف)، خشروف (خُشْروف) (Arabic), خشروف (خُشْروف، خَشْروف) (Arabic), شوك سنارى (شُوك سِنَّارى)، شوك نصاره (شُوك نَصَّاره) (Arabic), شوك الغزال (شُوك الغَزال) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Mediterranean region, Sinai, eastwards to Afghanistan.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile region, Oases, Mediterranean region and Sinai.

Taxonomy

  • Carduus marianus L. (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..