Centaurea acicularis Sm.

Centaurea acicularis Sm.

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Synonymy

    • =Centaurea exscapa d’Urv.

    Taxon info

    Centaurea acicularis species was illustrated on Plate 911 of Flora Graeca, based on material collected by Sibthorp, probably on the island of Leros. It is an almost acaulescent perennial, growing in a variety of rocky habitats on the East Aegean islands (being particularly common on Ikaria) and adjacent parts of W Anatolia, but not crossing over to the Kiklades. It is thus a good demonstration of “Rechinger’s line”, the biogeographical borderline between Europe and Asia in the Aegean region.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 322 [Plate 3.8]

    Distribution

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

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

    Status

    Range-restricted

    Chorology

    Greek endemic

    Life-form

    Hemicryptophyte

    Habitat

    Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders

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