Helichrysum sibthorpii Rouy

Helichrysum sibthorpii Rouy



    Taxon info

    Helichrysum sibthorpii was first found by Sibthorp and Bauer on their ascent of Mt Athos on 11 August 1787, and subsequently described as Gnaphalium virgineum, aptly named after the Holy Virgin, the only woman on Athos. When later transferred to the genus Helichrysum, it had to change epithet for nomenclatural reasons and is now named after its discoverer. It is a rare local endemic, confined to crevices of limestone cliffs in the upper 100 m of the Holy Mountain.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 324 [Plate 4.6]


    IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe 

    Greece (East Aegean islandsabsent; East Central Greeceabsent; Ionian Islandsabsent; Kikladesabsent; Kriti and Karpathosabsent; North Aegean islandsabsent; North Central Greeceabsent; North Pindosabsent; North-East Greecepresent; Peloponnisosabsent; South Pindosabsent; Sterea Ellasabsent; West Aegean islandsabsent)




    Greek endemic




    Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders

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