Melittis melissophyllum L.

Melittis melissophyllum L.

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Synonymy

    Taxon info

    Melittis melissophyllum is widespread in C, E & S Europe. In Greece it is found in deciduous woodland at moderate altitude, mainly in the north but scattered southwards to Taigetos. Greek plants are probably all referable to subsp. albida, although the colour of the corolla is very variable, sometimes pure white but more often with large, reddish purple blotches.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 344 [Plate 14.8]

    Distribution

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

    Greece (East Aegean islandsabsent; East Central Greecepresent; Ionian Islandspresent; Kikladesabsent; Kriti and Karpathosabsent; North Aegean islandspresent; North Central Greecepresent; North Pindospresent; North-East Greecepresent; Peloponnisospresent; South Pindospresent; Sterea Ellaspresent; West Aegean islandspresent)

    Status

    Native

    Chorology

    European

    Life-form

    Hemicryptophyte

    Habitat

    Woodlands and scrub

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