Arenaria cretica Spreng.

Arenaria cretica Spreng.

Synonymy

    • =Arenaria stygia (Boiss. & Heldr.) Halácsy
    • "Arenaria ciliata" auct. fl. graec., non L., err. sec. Dimopoulos, Raus, Bergmeier, Constantinidis, Iatrou, Kokkini, Strid & Tzanoudakis 20131
    • 1. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013
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    Taxon info

    Arenaria cretica is an attractive mountain plant, forming dense mats in crevices of limestone cliffs at high altitude (generally 1800–2800 m). The description was based on a collection by Sieber from “montes Sphaciot. Cretae”. Arenaria pirinica, described from SW Bulgaria just N of the Greek border appears to be conspecific with A. cretica, which has also been reported from S Albania. Glandular-pubescent plants have been described as A. cretica var. stygia, but they are frequently mixed with subglabrous individuals and scarcely worthy of taxonomic recognition.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 332 [Plate 8.1]

    Distribution

    ?NPi Pe StE NC NE KK 

    Greece (Kriti and Karpathos present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos doubtfully present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; Sterea Ellas present)

    Status

    Native / Non Range-Restricted

    Chorology

    Balkan

    Life-form

    Chamaephyte

    Habitat

    High mountain vegetation, Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81

    No

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