Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Saxifraga corsica (Duby) Gren. & Godr. subsp. cossoniana (Boiss.) D.A. Webb


Genus : Saxifraga

    Province distribution : Balearic Islands.

    Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Ibiza.

    General distribution : West Mediterranean

    Flowering time : April. May.

    Life-forms : Hemicryptophyte.

    Habitat : Rock creviceses.

    Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : Vulnerable

    Characteristics : This plant lives in the rock crevices of sea cliffs of the Pitiusses, always in very specific locations. It forms a mass with its rounded leaves with lobed margins; the leaves can be hard and scaly in the sunnier locations, while of a softer more pliable herbaceous texture in the shady locations. Develps inflorescences that branch out from the base, with big white flowers (some 2 cm), with five equally sized petals. Often forms bulbettes for asexual reproduction. In the Balearic islands, there is only one other species of this genus: Saxifraga tridactylites, which is an annual and very small-sized, so there should be no confusion between the two. Flowers in March and April, until May.

    Status : Endèmica.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra