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

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

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Synonymy

  • Centaurea amplifolia Boiss. & Heldr.

Distribution

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

Greece (East Aegean islandsabsent; East Central Greeceabsent; Ionian Islandsabsent; Kikladesabsent; Kriti and Karpathosabsent; North Aegean islandsabsent; North Central Greeceabsent; North Pindosabsent; North-East Greeceabsent; Peloponnisospresent; South Pindosabsent; Sterea Ellasabsent; West Aegean islandsabsent)

Status

Range-restricted

Chorology

Greek endemic

Life-form

Hemicryptophyte

Habitat

Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands, Woodlands and scrub

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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