Thymbra capitata (L.) Cav.

Thymbra capitata (L.) Cav.

Synonymy

  • Satureja capitata L.
  • Coridothymus capitatus (L.) Rchb. f.
  • Thymus capitatus (L.) Hoffmanns. & Link
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Taxon info

Thymbra capitata is one of the most common and characteristic constituents of phrygana vegetation, often occurring together with other low, dense shrubs such as Euphorbia acanthothamnos and Sarcopoterium spinosum (Plate 21: 9). It is an aromatic shrublet, flowering in mid-summer and abundant on hot and dry hillslopes mainly in coastal areas almost throughout the country.A
A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 344 [Plate 14.7]

Distribution

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

Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)

Status

Native / Non Range-Restricted

Chorology

Mediterranean

Life-form

Chamaephyte

Habitat

Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands

IUCN category

Not Evaluated

Presidential Decree 67/81

No

Notes

As assessed by Bräuchler & al. (2010), there is no justification for a segregate, monotypic genus Coridothymus.

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