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CYRENAICUM Brullo & Furnari, 1979

Distribution : North-eastern Libya (Cyrenaica) ; shady rock walls.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP, 203) :

 

Perennial herbs, offsetting and with sterile rosettes present at flowering time ; rosettes sessile.

 

Leaves linear-spatulate, 12 - 22 x 3 - 5 mm, lower parts glandular-hairy.

 

Inflorescences : Flowering branches terminal, 3 - 15 cm, simple or basally branched, leaves alternate or rarely almost verticillate, linear-spatulate to ovate-oblong, 3 - 7 x 1,5 -3 mm ;  inflorescences consisting of 3- to 6-flowered cymes.

 

FIowers 5-merous, sepals 5 mm, outside glandular-hairy, petals 4 x 1,2 mm, with green centre and white margins, long-apiculate, with 3 red veins, outside glandular-hairy.

 

These Libyan plants are but doubtfully distinct from S. creticum (classified in Ser. Cepaea), differing primarily by their perennial habit with sterile rosettes present at flowering time.




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