Carlina tragacanthifolia Klatt

Carlina tragacanthifolia Klatt

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Synonymy

    • =Atractylis conformis Barbey & Fors.-Major

    Taxon info

    Carlina tragacanthifolia is endemic to the SE Aegean islands and is particularly common on Karpathos. It is a conspicuous shrublet forming dense, very spiny cushions, covered with golden-yellow capitula from mid-July to September. A somewhat similar species, C. barnebiana, is endemic to E Kriti and Karpathos. Both grow in hot and dry, gravelly lowland habitats.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 322 [Plate 3.7]

    Distribution

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

    Greece (East Aegean islandspresent; East Central Greeceabsent; Ionian Islandsabsent; Kikladespresent; Kriti and Karpathospresent; North Aegean islandsabsent; North Central Greeceabsent; North Pindosabsent; North-East Greeceabsent; Peloponnisosabsent; South Pindosabsent; Sterea Ellasabsent; West Aegean islandsabsent)

    Status

    Range-restricted

    Chorology

    East Mediterranean

    Life-form

    Hemicryptophyte

    Habitat

    Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands

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