IoI NPi ?SPi Pe ?StE NAe
Greece (Ionian Islands present; North Aegean islands present; North Pindos present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos doubtfully present; Sterea Ellas doubtfully present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands, Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands
Presidential Decree 67/81
A chiefly Italian species with a transadriatic range comprising westernmost Greece from Kerkira and Vikos to Mt. Killini. Records from other parts of Greece (Landström (1989: 22, 30; Strid & Tan 1991: 690) refer to O. collinum (Speta 1990a: 116, 157, 162). Conspecifity of both taxa, as erroneously presumed by Landström (1989, followed in Strid & Tan 1991), is incorrect. O. exscapum exhibits an epigeal cotyledon, O. collinum on the contrary a hypogeal cotyledon. The former is rare, the latter abundant in Greece (see Speta 1990a for details).