Atocion compactum (Fisch.) Tzvelev

Atocion compactum (Fisch.) Tzvelev


  • Silene compacta Fisch.

Taxon info

Atocion compactum, representing a segregate of Silene, is an erect, glaucous biennial with conspicuously viscid upper internodes and bright magenta-pink flowers in a dense, compound cyme. It is scattered in open deciduous woodland especially in NE Greece, and has a large distribution area in the east, extending through Anatolia to Caucasus and NW Iran.A
A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 332 [Plate 8.2]


NPi Pe EC NC NE Kik EAe 

Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Kiklades present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present)


Native / Non Range-Restricted


European-SW Asian


Hemicryptophyte, Chamaephyte


Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands

IUCN category

Not Evaluated

Presidential Decree 67/81


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