Centaurea pumilio L.

Centaurea pumilio L.

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Synonymy

  • Aegialophila pumilio (L.) Boiss.
  • Crocodylium pumilio (L.) N. García & Susanna

Taxon info

Centaurea pumilio is found in W Kriti and very locally in W & S Peloponnisos and on Kefallinia. It is a species of maritime sand, peculiar by developing oblong tubers at the ends of its roots (much like the tubers of Paeonia). It is locally abundant on the beach at Falasarna in W Kriti and on the sandy islet of Elafonisi off SW Kriti. The related C. aegialophila occurs in C & E Kriti, Kasos, and Karpathos.A
A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E. & al., Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31. 2013: p. 324 [Plate 4.2]

Distribution

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

Greece (East Aegean islandsabsent; East Central Greeceabsent; Ionian Islandspresent; Kikladesabsent; Kriti and Karpathospresent; North Aegean islandsabsent; North Central Greeceabsent; North Pindosabsent; North-East Greeceabsent; Peloponnisospresent; South Pindosabsent; Sterea Ellasabsent; West Aegean islandsabsent)

Status

Native

Chorology

Mediterranean

Life-form

Hemicryptophyte

Habitat

Coastal habitats

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