Thymbra capitata is one of the most common and characteristic constituents of phrygana vegetation, often occurring together with other low, dense shrubs such as Euphorbia acanthothamnos and Sarcopoterium spinosum (Plate 21: 9). It is an aromatic shrublet, flowering in mid-summer and abundant on hot and dry hillslopes mainly in coastal areas almost throughout the country.
GR(IoI NPi SPi Pe StE EC NC NE NAe WAe Kik KK EAe)
Greece (East Aegean islands present; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands
Presidential Decree 67/81
As assessed by Bräuchler & al. (2010), there is no justification for a segregate, monotypic genus Coridothymus.