Sideritis clandestina (Bory & Chaub.) Hayek

Sideritis clandestina (Bory & Chaub.) Hayek

Synonymy

    Taxon info

    Sideritis clandestina belongs to a small group of perennials of S. sect. Empedoclia. The dried leaves and inflorescences of several species are used for “mountain tea”, usually picked wild by villagers but now also cultivated. Sideritis clandestina is an endemic of Peloponnisos, growing on rocky limestone slopes at 1200–2300 m. The plants photographed are from the locus classicus (Mt Taigetos) and belong to subsp. clandestina.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 346 [Plate 15.4]

    Distribution

    Pe 

    Greece (Peloponnisos present)

    Status

    Native / Range-Restricted

    Chorology

    Greek endemic

    Life-form

    Hemicryptophyte

    Habitat

    High mountain vegetation

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81

    Yes

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