Scilla messeniaca Boiss.

Scilla messeniaca Boiss.

Synonymy

  • Schnarfia messeniaca (Boiss.) Speta
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Taxon info

Scilla messeniaca is endemic to the foothills of Mt Taigetos, mainly on the W side, growing in damp rock ledges and ravines, sometimes together with Galanthus reginae-olgae (Plate 1: 6). It is larger than S. bifolia s.lat. (a polyploid complex common in the mountains of Greece), with 5–7 broad leaves and up to 15 flowers, which are distinctly bracteate and a somewhat paler shade of blue.A
A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 342 [Plate 13.5]

Distribution

Pe 

Greece (Peloponnisos present)

Status

Native / Range-Restricted

Chorology

Greek endemic

Life-form

Geophyte (Cryptophyte)

Habitat

Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Woodlands and scrub

IUCN category

Not Evaluated

Presidential Decree 67/81

Yes

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