Centaurea musarum Boiss. & Orph.

Centaurea musarum Boiss. & Orph.

Synonymy

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    Taxon info

    Centaurea musarum, “knapweed of the Muses”, is a distinct species first found by Orphanides on 15 July 1855 “in regione media montis Parnasso prope Clisto-Zasteno”. It was searched for in vain by several subsequent botanists and was long believed to be extinct. Having identified the somewhat obscure place name “Klistozasteno” (not appearing on any modern maps), Dionyssos Vassiliades re-discovered it in 1995 at or very close to its locus classicus. It grows in crevices of limestone cliffs at c. 1600 m, and the total population consists of a few hundred individuals.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 324 [Plate 4.1]

    Distribution

    StE 

    Greece (Sterea Ellaspresent)

    Status

    Native / Range-Restricted

    Chorology

    Greek endemic

    Life-form

    Hemicryptophyte

    Habitat

    Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81

    Yes

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