Hyacinthella leucophaea is a species of SE Europe, with subsp. atchleyi in the S part of its range from Attiki to Serbia and W Bulgaria (cf. Persson & Persson in Candollea 55: 213–225. 2000), with a recent report also from Peloponnisos. It is rare in Greece, being reasonably abundant only on Mt Vourinos. It was described and illustrated, as Bellevalia atchleyi, in Hooker’s Icones Plantarum (34: t. 3329. 1937), named after S. C. Atchley, author of the illustrated book Wild flowers of Attica (1938).
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Greece (East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands
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