Seseli crithmifolium (DC.) Boiss.

Seseli crithmifolium (DC.) Boiss.


    • =Seseli gummiferum subsp. aegaeum P.H. Davis
    • =Seseli gummiferum subsp. crithmifolium (DC.) P.H. Davis
    • =Seseli halkensis C.Catt., Kit Tan & Biel

    Taxon info

    Seseli crithmifolium is a spectacular, woody chasmophyte endemic to the C & SE Aegean area, where it grows in crevices of large limestone cliffs – a “magnifique ombellifère” according to Stefani, Forsyth Major and Barbey (1895: 110). There are no consistent differences between subsp. crithmifolium and subsp. aegaeum. The closely related S. corymbosum and S. gummiferum occur in Anatolia and Crimea, respectively. In the background is Cephalaria squamiflora, another rare Aegean chasmophyte.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 320 [Plate 2.2]


    Kik KK EAe 

    Greece (East Aegean islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present)


    Native / Range-Restricted


    Greek endemic




    Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81



    Seseli halkensis, described from Chalki (EAe) and taxonomically overrated at species rank, grows within populations of S. crithmifolium and obviously represents individual variation within the latter (A.Strid).

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