Umbilicus gaditanus Boiss.


Genus: Umbilicus

Sinònims: Umbilicus horizontalis (Guss.)D.C. Umbilicus rupestris (Salisb.) Dandy subsp. horizontalis (Guss.) A. Bolòs et O. Bolòs

Catalan common name: Barralets. Capellets de teulada o de paret. Caquell. Coques. Orella de monjo. Pepellides.

Spanish common name: Ombligo de Venus. Oreja de abad. Sombrerillos. Vasillos.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands. València.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Menorca. Ibiza. Formentera. Cabrera. Dragonera.

General distribution (Phytogeography): Mediterranean

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Hemicryptophyte.

Habitats: Rock crevices and cliff faces. Rocky surfaces and dry stone walls. Rocks and walls.

Characteristics: This plant is customary to walls and rocky crevices as it can live in places with very little soil, and thus, very little water. The leaves and stems have an apple-like consistency, the leaves are round and often the petiole is attached to the centre of the leaf, and the basal leaves have a lateral petiole with a lobed margin The inflorescence is upright and is covered with flowers in the upper half. The flowers remain in a more or less horizontal position, which allows it to be distinguished from another species, Umbilicus rupestris that has hanging flowers that cover the entire stem.