Cerastium theophrasti is a local endemic, confined to crevices of limestone cliffs in the summit area of Mt Olimbos (2600–2900 m). The type specimen was collected on an excursion with “Theophrastos”, a club for botany students at the University of Copenhagen, and the specific epithet alludes to the latter as well as the father of scientific botany (Theophrastos of Eressos, 372–287 B.C.E.). Cerastium theophrasti is a diploid species related to the widespread, polyploid, arctic-alpine C. alpinum complex.
Greece (North Central Greece present)
Native / Range-Restricted
High mountain vegetation
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