Rhaponticoides amplifolia (Boiss. & Heldr.) M.V. Agab. & Greuter

Rhaponticoides amplifolia (Boiss. & Heldr.) M.V. Agab. & Greuter

Synonymy

  • Centaurea amplifolia Boiss. & Heldr.
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Distribution

GR(Pe

Greece (Peloponnisos present)

Status

Native / Range-Restricted

Chorology

Greek endemic

Life-form

Hemicryptophyte

Habitat

Woodlands and scrub, Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands

IUCN category

Not Evaluated

Presidential Decree 67/81

Yes

Notes

Centaurea amplifolia is a taxon originally described from Mt Killini (locus classicus, first collected by Orphanides), that had been reported also from SE Bulgaria and adjacent NW Turkey (Eren 2007). After clarification of the status of the Bulgarian and Turkish plants (Tan et al. 2009), these were assigned to the new for science taxon Centaurea wagenitziana; it closely resembles Centaurea amplifolia with which it had been misidentified (Tan et al. 2009). Thus, Rhaponticoides amplifolia (=Centaurea amplifolia Boiss. & Heldr.) is endemic to the Peloponnese (southern Greece) and exclusively occurs on Mount Killini.

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