Carlina tragacanthifolia Klatt

Carlina tragacanthifolia Klatt


    • =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., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31: p. 322 [Plate 3.7]


    GR(Kik KK EAe

    Greece (East Aegean islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present)


    Native / Range-Restricted


    East Mediterranean




    Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81


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