Centaurea lactucifolia Boiss.

Centaurea lactucifolia Boiss.

Synonymy

    • =Centaurea chorionensis Hoffm.-Grob. & Beauverd
    • =Centaurea halkensis Fors.-Major & Barbey
    • Centaurea lactucifolia subsp. halkensis (Fors.-Major & Barbey) Rech. f.
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    Taxon info

    Centaurea lactucifolia is a spectacular local endemic of Rodos (and the adjacent small island of Chalki), aptly characterized by Boissier as “planta pulchra”. It is a stout perennial, growing in crevices of limestone cliffs at low altitude. The capitula are up to 7 cm in diameter and very characteristic with pale straw-coloured phyllary appendages and pale yellow (rarely pinkish) florets. It is a distinct species of uncertain affinity, but rather variable in spite of its restricted distribution.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 322 [Plate 3.9]

    Distribution

    EAe 

    Greece (East Aegean islands present)

    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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