Centaurea melitensis L.

Centaurea melitensis L.



    GR(?Pe ?WAe Kik KK

    Greece (Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos present; Peloponnisos doubtfully present; West Aegean islands doubtfully present)


    Native / Non Range-Restricted






    Agricultural and Ruderal habitats

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81



    The species was given as present in Pe, based on an old record by Heldreich from the island of Egina (cited under Centaurea melitensis L. for “Gr” in Hayek 1931: 792–793). Island of Egina, 37°44'N, 23°29'E. According to Vallianatou (2005: 276), Heldreich found this species in four different localities in Egina; it was reported to be rare and there is no recent confirmation. – An old record from WAe (Evvia, Mt Kandili near Psachna; Beauverd & Topali 1938: 134) is queried by Rechinger (1944: 668).


    Beauverd, G. & Topali, S. 1936: Excursions botaniques en Grèce (Pélion, Eubée et Péloponèse). –
    Bull. Soc. Bot. Genève Sér. 2 28: 94–183
    Hayek A. 1928–1931: Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Balcanicae, 2 [pp. 1–96 (1928), pp. 97–336 (1929), pp. 337–576 (1930), pp. 577–1152 (1931)]. – Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 30/2.
    Rechinger, K. H. 1944: Flora Aegaea. Flora der Inseln und Halbinseln des ägäischen Meeres. – Akad. Wiss. Wien Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. Denkschr. 105/1. [“1943“]
    Vallianatou, I. 2005: Geobotanical study of Salamis, Egina and other islands of the Saronic Gulf (Hellas) [In Greek with English summary]. – Athens: Ph.D. thesis, Univ. of Athens.

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