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

Otanthus maritimus ( L.) Hoffms. et Link

Family : COMPOSITAE (ASTERACEAE)

Genus : Otanthus

    Catalan common name : Herba de Bona. Herba de renegat.

    Spanish common name : Algodonosa.

    Province distribution : Balearic Islands. Tarragona. Valencia.

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

    General distribution : Some regions

    Flowering time : July. August. September.

    Life-forms : Chameophyte.

    Habitat : Dune systems.

    Uses and properties : Medicinal.

    Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : En peligro

    Characteristics : A small shrub with stems and leaves covered with a pilosity that gives it an almost white colour. It has whole, oblong leaves (an exception in compositae); it forms yellow capitula, the inflorescences form a kind of false umbel (corymb). It lives on beaches, but it has become very rare; it is only easy to find in Formentera because massive repopulation has been carried out. It flowers during summer.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra