EPPO Global Database

Gundelia tournefortii(GUNTO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: GUNTO
  • Preferred name: Gundelia tournefortii
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Egypt to Turkey and Caucasus, Western Asia, Central  Asia. A unique composite in which the apparent thistle head is composed of many individual small few-flowered capitula. The whole head is dispersed as a unit (tumbleweed). The heads are eaten as a vegetable like artichoke

Common names
Name Language
hakub English
tumble thistle English
tumbleweed English
gundèle du Levant French
gundélie French
гунделия Russian
гунделия Турнефорта Russian
akkuvit haggalgal Hebrew
עַכּוּבִית הַגַּלְגַּל Hebrew