Centaurea melitensis L.

Centaurea melitensis L.

Synonymy

    Distribution

    ?Pe ?WAe Kik KK 

    Greece (Kikladespresent; Kriti and Karpathospresent; Peloponnisosdoubtfully present; West Aegean islandsdoubtfully present)

    Chorology

    Mediterranean

    Life-form

    Therophyte

    Habitat

    Agricultural and Ruderal habitats

    Notes

    The species was given as present in Pe, based on an old record by Heldreich from the island of Egina (cited under Centaurea melitensis L. for “Gr” in Hayek 1931: 792–793). Island of Egina, 37°44'N, 23°29'E. According to Vallianatou (2005: 276), Heldreich found this species in four different localities in Egina; it was reported to be rare and there is no recent confirmation. – An old record from WAe (Evvia, Mt Kandili near Psachna; Beauverd & Topali 1938: 134) is queried by Rechinger (1944: 668).

    References:

    Beauverd, G. & Topali, S. 1936: Excursions botaniques en Grèce (Pélion, Eubée et Péloponèse). –
    Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève Sér. 2 28: 94–183
    Hayek A. 1928–1931: Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Balcanicae, 2 [pp. 1–96 (1928), pp. 97–336 (1929), pp. 337–576 (1930), pp. 577–1152 (1931)]. – Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 30/2.
    Rechinger, K. H. 1944: Flora Aegaea. Flora der Inseln und Halbinseln des ägäischen Meeres. – Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. Denkschr. 105/1. [“1943“]
    Vallianatou, I. 2005: Geobotanical study of Salamis, Egina and other islands of the Saronic Gulf (Hellas) [In Greek with English summary]. – Athens: Ph.D. thesis, Univ. of Athens.

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