Omphalodes runemarkii Strid & Kit Tan

Omphalodes runemarkii Strid & Kit Tan


    • =Omphalodes verna subsp. graeca Greuter

    Taxon info

    Omphalodes runemarkii is a recently described species, endemic to SE Peloponnisos, where it grows on rocky limestone flats at c. 1000 m on mountains forming a S extension of Parnonas. It was named after Hans Runemark (b. 1927), a Swedish botanist who made important contributions to the flora of the Kiklades, taking a particular interest in evolution and speciation. Surprisingly, O. runemarkii is quite hardy, growing well in S Scandinavia. Forming extensive mats (lower, denser and more large-flowered than the related O. verna from the Alps), it has the potential to become a popular rock-garden plant.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. – Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem; Athens: Hellenic Botanical Society. p. 328



    Greece (Peloponnisos present)


    Native / Range-Restricted


    Greek endemic




    Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders

    IUCN category

    Near Threatened

    Presidential Decree 67/81


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