Lomelosia argentea (L.) Greuter & Burdet

First published in Willdenowia 15: 73 (1985)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Algeria, SE. Europe to N. Iran. It is a biennial or perennial and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

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]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Erect perennial herb, up to 100 cm high
Morphology Stem
Stems ± adpressed-pilose or more rarely canescent, arising from a woody basal stock
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, pilose or adpressed-canescent, 30–70 × 20–30 mm; the lower pinnatipartite into linear-oblong lobes; the upper pinnatipartite or linear, undivided
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence hemispherical, 10–15 mm across, radiant, borne on long slender peduncles 8–14 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts 8–20 × 1 mm, oblong–lanceolate, acute, hairy for about half of their length, usually longer than the inflorescence Involucel in fruit 3.5–5.5 mm long; tube 2.5–3.5 mm long, sulcate for about half of its length; crown 1–2 mm broad, denticulate, 20–24-veined, sparsely hairy on the outer surface Involucral bracteoles a dense tuft of sericeous hairs equal or subequal in length to the involucel tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, blue or pink, 8–18 mm long; lobes 6–9 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shortly stipitate, bristles 4–6 mm long, scabrid.
Ecology
Quercus forest, mountain slopes, clay hillsides; alt. 1050–1180 m
Phenology
Jun.–Jul.
Distribution
Occasional in the forest zone of NE Iraq. Mediterranean area from Spain and Algeria to the Balkans, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, N & W Iran, Crimea, S Russia, Caucasus.
[FIQ]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora of Iraq

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  • 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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