Catalan common name : Pastanaga marina.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands.
Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Mallorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean (Balearic)
Endemisms : Balearic Islands
Life-forms : Hemicryptophyte.
Habitat : Coastal cliffs and beaches.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : On the western coast of Mallorca and on the island of Cabrera, near the sea, we will find this endemic subspecies of Daucus carota, which can be distinguished from the other subspecies living in these areas, because the umbel opens completely forming a sort of ball. What is more, the leaves have a crassulescent consistency and are pale green, unlike the subspecies that are found in fields and paths. The umbel does not close up on itself when producing fruit. For the genus Daucus we have followed the nomenclature of J. Pujadas (2002) An. Jard. Bot. Madrid, 59 (2); 368-375.
Status : Endèmica.