Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Silene hifacensis Rouy ex Willk.

Family : CARYOPHYLLACEAE

Genus : Silene

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands.

    Distribution in the islands : Ibiza.

    General distribution : Mediterranean (Iberico-balearic)

    Life-forms : Hemicryptophyte.

    Habitat : Rock creviceses and slopes near the sea.

    Plants protected by law : Bern Convention. Habitat Directive.

    IUCN Category : Vulnerable

    Characteristics : A robust, good sized (up to 50 cm.), perennial plant. Lower leaves are large and grouped in rosettes, very pubescent, elliptic and with long petioles. The flowers are grouped in symmetric inflorescences with opposite branching; and dewy, deeply bilobate petals. The calyx is cylindrical with 10 not very well defined nerves. The height and the appearance of the bisymmetrical inflorescence make it unmistakeable for another plant.

    Observations : Aquesta espècie viu a les Illes Pitiüses i a la penya díHifac.

    Status : Endèmica (Microareal).

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra