Umbilicus

CHLORANTHUS Heldreich & Sartori ex Boissier, 1872

Synonym : Cotyledon chlorantha  (Heldreich & Sartori ex Boissier) Halacsy (1900)

 

Distribution : Balkans, south-eastern Italy, Greece, Crete, Turkey.

 

 

Description (according to IHSP 2003) :

 

Basal leaves orbicular, peltate, to 4 cm in diameter, margin crenate, cauline leaves deltoid-ovate, sessile.

 

Inflorescences often branched with erect branches, erect, to 30 cm, pedicels 1.5 - 3 mm.

 

Flowers spreading horizontally or drooping, corolla campanulate, 3 - 4 mm long and in diameter, (greenish-) yellow, petals free almost to the base, ± spreading.

 

Closely allied to U. parviflorus, but with more distinctly peltate leaves. Its occurrence in Italy was only recently reported (Jalas & al. 1999: 47).

 




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