Centaurea pumilio L.

Centaurea pumilio L.

Synonymy

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

Greece (Ionian Islands present; Kriti and Karpathos present; Peloponnisos present)

Status

Native / Non Range-Restricted

Chorology

Mediterranean

Life-form

Hemicryptophyte

Habitat

Coastal habitats

IUCN category

Vulnerable

Presidential Decree 67/81

Yes

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