Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Apium bermejoi L. Llorens

Family : UMBELLIFERAE (APIACEAE)

Genus : Apium

    Catalan common name : Api d'en Bermejo.

    Province distribution : Balearic Islands.

    Distribution in the islands : Minorca.

    General distribution : West Mediterranean

    Endemisms : Balearic Islands

    Flowering time : April. May. June.

    Life-forms : Hemicryptophyte. Terophyte.

    Habitat : Bed of a small torrent in the North of Menorca.

    Plants protected by law : Bern Convention. Habitat Directive. National Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : En peligro crítico

    Characteristics : Surely this is the plant most threatened with extinction in the Balearic Islands. It has only been found in an area of the northeast coast in Menorca, which is divided into two small populations of less than fifty individuals. It is very small herbaceous plant, so small in fact, that the maximum surface area that would include all of these individuals wouldn¿t even reach a square metre. Grows prostrate, with stolons forming diminutive carpets of leaves for groundcover. Leaves are divided, have shiny folioles. Forms inflorescences: umbels, also very small, of more or less ten flowers, which are very hard to see. Flowers from May to July.

    Status : Endèmica.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra