Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Fagonia cretica L.

Family : ZYGOPHYLLACEAE

Genus : Fagonia

    Catalan common name : Mantell de la Verge Maria.

    Spanish common name : Manto de la Virgen. Risa de la Virgen.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands.

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

    General distribution : Some regions

    Flowering time : March. April. May. June.

    Life-forms : Chameophyte.

    Habitat : Rocky coastlines.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : A plant that at first glance is unmistakable. This is a creping plant with large, intense violet-coloured flowers. They have 5 petals, well separated between them and truncated at the base. The fruits are also very characteristic with 5 cavities to contain the seeds and an enlargated appendice on the fruit apex.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra