Minuartia dirphya


Minuartia dirphya
Minuartia dirphya
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Minuartia
Species: M. dirphya
Binomial name
Minuartia dirphya
Trigas & Iatroú

Minuartia dirphya is a rare species of plant in the Caryophyllaceae family. It is endemic to Mt. Dirfys on Evvia in Greece. It is restricted to the higher peaks of this single mountain on an island with many endemic plant species.[1] Its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation. It is threatened by habitat loss.

References

  1. ^ Trigas, P. & G. Iatroú. (2006). The local endemic flora of Evvia (W. Aegean, Greece). Willdenowia 26: 257-70.

Further reading

Trigas, P. & G. Iatroú. (2008). A new species of Minuartia (Caryophyllaceae) from the island of Evvia (Greece). Nordic Journal of Botany 23:4 415-25.


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