Tuberaria guttata (L.) Fourr.

Tuberaria guttata (L.) Fourr.

Synonymy

  • Cistus guttatus L.
  • Helianthemum guttatum (L.) Mill.
  • =Helianthemum eriocaulon Dunal
  • =Helianthemum plantagineum (Willd.) Pers.
  • =Tuberaria lipopetala (Murb.) Greuter & Burdet
  • =Tuberaria plantaginea (Willd.) Gallego
  • =Xolanthes guttatus (L.) Raf.
  • "Tuberaria inconspicua" auct. fl. graec., non (Pers.) Willk., err. sec. Dimopoulos & al. 20131
  • 1. 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
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Distribution

GR(IoI NPi SPi Pe ?StE EC NC NE NAe ?WAe Kik KK EAe

Greece (East Aegean islands doubtfully presentpresent; East Central Greece present; Ionian Islands present; Kiklades present; Kriti and Karpathos presentpresent; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present; Peloponnisos present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas presentdoubtfully present; West Aegean islands doubtfully presentpresent)

Status

Native / Non Range-Restricted

Chorology

Mediterranean-Atlantic Mediterranean

Life-form

Therophyte Therophyte

Habitat

Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands Xeric Mediterranean Phrygana and grasslands

IUCN category

Not Evaluated

Presidential Decree 67/81

No

Notes

Very variable with respect to dimension and coloration of petals, pollination biology (see Vierhapper 1914a: 469-470), infraspecific polyploidy (2n = 24, 36, 48), hairiness of stems, pedicels, sepals and capsules, and presence or absence, size and duration of a basal leaf rosette (see also Strid 2016a: 235). Both cross-pollinated and self-pollinated plants occur, but neither pollination type nor ploidy level are linked to a vicariant chorology or a genetically fixed differentiating combination of morphological traits. Moreover, a strong habitual and morphological plasticity even within local populations, induced by environmental factors such as water and nutrient supply, might blur the quantitative key characters of floral and vegetative organs. Therefore, the rank of subspecies or even of sympatric microspecies alongside T. guttata, viz. T. lipopetala (following Greuter & al. 1984: 330) and T. plantaginea (following Gallego in Castroviejo & al. 1993: 357) seems taxonomically overrated and at most varietal rank appropriate, respectively (i.e., var clandestina (Vierh.) Davis & Coode for cleistogamous plants, var. plantaginea (Willd.) Grosser for plants with enlarged basal rosette leaves, and var. eriocaulon (Dunal) Grosser for patent-hairy plants).

Specimens

CountryDateCollector + collecting numberHerbariaTypeScanDerivatives
Greece2017-04-17Willing,R. & Willing, E. 275861B
Citation: Greece, Lassithi, W Armeni, 35°4'27.984"N, 26°5'2.004"E, 17 Apr 2017, Willing,R. & E. Willing 275861 (B B 10 0732378)

Specimen summary: B B 10 0732378
Preferred stable URI: http://herbarium.bgbm.org/object/B100732378

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