Adonis cyllenea Boiss. & al.

Adonis cyllenea Boiss. & al.


    Taxon info

    Adonis cyllenea is a showy perennial of the A. vernalis group, discovered by Orphanides on Mt Killini in 1854 and believed for some time to be extinct, but now known from a handful of localities in the mountains of N Peloponnisos, notably with a large population on Mt Saitas, where it co-exists with Biebersteinia orphanidis (Plate 12: 5). It grows in somewhat damp places in ravines, dolines and open Abies cephalonica woodland at 1100–1600 m.A
    A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31: p. 356 [Plate 20.1]



    Greece (Peloponnisos present)


    Native / Range-Restricted


    Greek endemic


    Geophyte (Cryptophyte)


    Woodlands and scrub, Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands

    IUCN category

    Near Threatened

    Presidential Decree 67/81


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