Asphodelus cerasiferus Gay


Genus: Asphodelus

Catalan common name: Allassa. Arbessó. Aubagó. Caramuixa. Cebollí. Gamó. Lliri de gesses. Macaruller. Porrassa. Porreca. Quiricau. Vara de Sant Josep.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castelló. Girona. Lleida. Tarragona. València.

Distribution in the islands: Ibiza.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean

IUCN Category: VUVulnerable

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Geophyte.

Habitats: Rock crevices and cliff faces. Pine wood and shrubland with rosemary and thyme garigue. Cliff faces and garriques.

Characteristics: Asphodelus cerasiferus is very rare to the Balearic Islands, it has been found in Ibiza, meanwhile on the peninsula it is a frequently occurring species, quite to the contrary for Asphodelus aestivus. You can tell them apart, as the fruit of the former species is much greater than the latter, almost 25 m in length. Flowers at the beginning of spring.