Phelypaea coccinea (M. Bieb.) Poir.

Phelypaea coccinea (M. Bieb.) Poir.

Synonymy

    • =Diphelypaea coccinea (M. Bieb.) Nicolson
    • "Phelypaea boissieri" auct. fl. graec., non (Reut.) Stapf, 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. – Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem; Athens: Hellenic Botanical Society.
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    Taxon info

    Phelypaea coccinea is widespread but very scattered in SW Asia. Only two European localities are known, one in the Vardar valley S of Skopje (discovered in 1916) and one on a small limestone mountain by Lake Prespa in NW Greece (discovered c. 1990). Around 200 individuals occur in a small area in the latter locality. The large, solitary flower is presumably the reddest in Greece. Leaves of Centaurea salonitana, the likely host plant, can be seen in the foreground of the photo, while the pollinator is at work in the upper flower; it is a scaraboid beetle, Pygopleurus humeralis (det. Guido Sabatinelli).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. 352

    Distribution

    (NC

    Greece (North Central Greece present)

    Status

    Native / Non Range-Restricted

    Chorology

    Balkan-Anatolia

    Life-form

    Therophyte

    Habitat

    Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81

    No

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