⚠ Version 1 of The Plant List has been superseded.
This name is in version 1.1 of The Plant List, record gcc-62481, with some changes.
This name is a synonym of Carduus nutans subsp. platypus (Lange) Greuter.
The record derives from TICA which reports it as a synonym (record 7A8594DE-6024-4DA1-B550-AF0383B7C0A8) with original publication details: Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 32 185 2000.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:1014553-1.