Cosentinia vellea (Aiton) Tod.

Cosentinia vellea (Aiton) Tod.


    • =Cheilanthes catanensis (Cosent.) H.P. Fuchs
    • =Cheilanthes vellea (Aiton) F. Muell.
    • =Notholaena lanuginosa (Desf.) Poir.
    • =Notholaena vellea (Aiton) Desv.

    Taxon info

    Cosentinia vellea grows in crevices of dry limestone cliffs at low altitude in much of the Mediterranean region. Like some other ferns of a similar habitat it is a “resurrection plant”, capable of drying out completely in the summer and reviving with the autumn rains.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. 354 [Plate 19.8]


    GR(IoI Pe StE NE WAe Kik KK EAe

    Greece (East Aegean islands present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)


    Native / Non Range-Restricted


    Mediterranean-SW Asian


    Geophyte (Cryptophyte)


    Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81


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