Tuberaria guttata (L.) Fourr.

Tuberaria guttata (L.) Fourr.


  • Cistus guttatus L.
  • Helianthemum guttatum (L.) Mill.
  • =Helianthemum eriocaulon Dunal
  • =Helianthemum plantagineum (Willd.) Pers.
  • =Tuberaria lipopetala (Murb.) Greuter & Burdet
  • =Tuberaria plantaginea (Willd.) Gallego
  • =Xolanthes guttatus (L.) Raf.
  • "Tuberaria inconspicua" auct. fl. graec., non (Pers.) Willk., 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


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

Greece (East Aegean islandspresent; East Central Greeceabsent; Ionian Islandsabsent; Kikladespresent; Kriti and Karpathospresent; North Aegean islandsabsent; North Central Greecepresent; North Pindosabsent; North-East Greeceabsent; Peloponnisospresent; South Pindosabsent; Sterea Ellasdoubtfully present; West Aegean islandspresent)


Native Native


Mediterranean-Atlantic Mediterranean


Therophyte Therophyte


Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands


Very variable with respect to dimension and coloration of petals, pollination biology (see Vierhapper 1914a: 469-470), infraspecific polyploidy (2n = 24, 36, 48), hairiness of stems, pedicels, sepals and capsules, and presence or absence, size and duration of a basal leaf rosette (see also Strid 2016a: 235). Both cross-pollinated and self-pollinated plants occur, but neither pollination type nor ploidy level are linked to a vicariant chorology or a genetically fixed differentiating combination of morphological traits. Moreover, a strong habitual and morphological plasticity even within local populations, induced by environmental factors such as water and nutrient supply, might blur the quantitative key characters of floral and vegetative organs. Therefore, the rank of subspecies or even of sympatric microspecies alongside T. guttata, viz. T. lipopetala (following Greuter & al. 1984: 330) and T. plantaginea (following Gallego in Castroviejo & al. 1993: 357) seems taxonomically overrated and at most varietal rank appropriate, respectively (i.e., var clandestina (Vierh.) Davis & Coode for cleistogamous plants, var. plantaginea (Willd.) Grosser for plants with enlarged basal rosette leaves, and var. eriocaulon (Dunal) Grosser for patent-hairy plants).


CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
Greece, Hellenic Republic2017-04-17Willing,R. & Willing, E. 275861B
Citation: Greece, Hellenic Republic, Lassithi, W Armeni, 35°4'27.984"N, 26°5'2.004"E, 17.4.2017, Willing,R. & E. Willing 275861. (B B 10 0732378)

Specimen summary: B (B 10 0732378)
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