Filago contracta (Boiss.) Chrtek & Holub

First published in Preslia 35: 3 (1963)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is E. Medit. to Iran and Arabian Peninsula. It is an annual and grows primarily in the subtropical biome.

Descriptions

Ghazanfar, S. A., Edmondson, J. R. & Hind, D. J. N. (Eds). (2019). Flora of Iraq, Volume 6: Compositae.Kew Publishing

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf tomentose annual, 2.5–5(–7) cm, acaulescent, often simple, sometimes with a few short branches from base
Morphology Leaves
Leaves crowded in a rosette, broadly to narrowly spatulate, mucronate, largest 10–30(–35) × 3–5(–7) mm, narrowed and subpetiolate below, expanded at base to a short, finally indurate sheath, floral mostly 3–4 × as long as clusters of capitula
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Capitulum
Capitula in groups of about 6, clusters 5–15 mm wide, central larger and probably equivalent to several fused capitula, bases of all capitula indurate and ± fused; phyllaries rhomboid to obovate, acuminate, sparsely lanate dorsally, narrowed to long, setaceous point which protrude from clusters
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Female and central functionally male florets about 2 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achenes 1.2–1.3 mm, papillose.
Ecology
Apparently very rare in the eastern foothills region of Iraq, recorded on dry barren patches of soil at alt. 220 m;
Phenology
flowering Apr.
Distribution
Iraq, Crete, Aegean Is., Cyprus, Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, N Africa (Libya, Algeria).
[FIQ]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora of Iraq

    • Ghazanfar, S. A., Edmondson, J. R. (Eds). (2013-2019). Flora of Iraq, Volumes 5.1, 5.2 and 6.0. Kew Publishing
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

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