Lomelosia divaricata (Jacq.) Greuter & Burdet

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Europe to N. Iraq and Lebanon.

[FIQ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Erect little-branched annual herb up to 30 cm high, pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnatipartite or lyrate with linear-oblong lobes, 25–40 × 6–12 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence hemispherical, 8–12 mm across, borne on slender peduncles 6–12 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts 15–25 × 2–4 mm, linear-oblong, 11/2 – 2 × the length of the inflorescence, becoming recurved or deflexed in fruit Involucel in fruit 4.5–6.5 mm long; tube 2–3 mm long, sulcate to half of its length; crown 2.5–3.5 mm broad, denticulate, 20–24-veined, sparsely hairy on the outer surface Involucral bracteoles a dense tuft of sericeous hairs about half the length of the involucel tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink, mauve or cream, 4–5 mm long; lobes ± 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx shortly stipitate, bristles 6–8 mm long, scabrid.
Ecology
Dry river bed, stony open places, limestone mountain with coppiced Quercus aegilops; alt. 900– 1000 m.
Phenology
Jun.
Distribution
Occasional and scattered in the mountain zone of Iraq. Balkans, Aegean Is., Cyprus, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon.

Native to:

Bulgaria, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Greece, Iraq, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Sicilia, Spain, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia

Lomelosia divaricata (Jacq.) Greuter & Burdet appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Kotschy [239], Syria Scabiosa sicula K000315749 No
Samuelsson, G. [4125], Lebanon Scabiosa sicula K000315748 Yes
Reverchon, E. [67], Kriti Scabiosa sicula K000762990 Yes
Reverchon, E. [67], Kriti Scabiosa sicula K000762991 Yes

First published in Willdenowia 15: 74 (1985)

Accepted by

  • Zervous, S., Raus, T. & Yannitsaros, A. (2009). Additons to the flora of the island of Kalimnos (SE Aegean, Greece) Willdenowia 39: 165-177.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Davis, P.H. (ed.) (1972). Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 4: 1-657. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Meikle, R.D. (1985). Flora of Cyprus 2: 833-1970. The Bentham-Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1976). Flora Europaea 4: 1-505. Cambridge University Press.
  • Vladimirov, V., Dane, F., Matevski, V. & Kit Tan (2012). New floristic records in the Balkans: 18 Phytologia Balcanica 18: 69-92.
  • Zervous, S., Raus, T. & Yannitsaros, A. (2009). Additons to the flora of the island of Kalimnos (SE Aegean, Greece) Willdenowia 39: 165-177.

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