Bornmuellera tymphaea (Hausskn.) Hausskn.

Bornmuellera tymphaea (Hausskn.) Hausskn.


    • =Alyssum tymphaeum (Hausskn.) Formánek
    • =Ptilotrichum tymphaeum (Hausskn.) Halácsy

    Taxon info

    Bornmuellera tymphaea is endemic to the serpentine areas of NW Greece, where it may be locally gregarious in pastures and stabilized screes at moderate altitude (generally 1000–1700 m). Surprisingly, it hybridizes with the rather different B. baldaccii, which grows at higher altitude in the same area, and even with Leptoplax emarginata (a tall plant with very different fruits). The generic name commemorates Joseph Bornmüller (1862–1948), a well-known German plant taxonomist who collected extensively in the Balkan Peninsula and Middle East and succeeded Haussknecht as curator of the important herbarium at Weimar.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. 330 [Plate 7.1]


    GR(NPi SPi NC

    Greece (North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; South Pindos present)


    Native / Range-Restricted


    Greek endemic




    High mountain vegetation, Agricultural and Ruderal habitats

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81


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