Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Crithmum maritimum L.

Family : UMBELLIFERAE (APIACEAE)

Genus : Crithmum

    Catalan common name : Fonoll marí.

    Spanish common name : Hinojo marino.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Tarragona. Valencia.

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

    General distribution : Some regions

    Flowering time : January. June. July. August. September. October. November. December.

    Life-forms : Chameophyte.

    Habitat : Coastal zones.

    Uses and properties : Aromatic. Edible or foodstuffs.

    Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : A plant that lives in the littoral zones, very close to the sea. A woody species with divided leaves en lanceolated segments, are succulent and a clear green in colour. The entire plant has a very characteristic aroma. The flowers are greenish yellow in colour and form umbels with large peduncles.

    Observations : The popular name makes reference to the aroma of the plant, which is vaguely that of fornoll. In Mallorca, the plant is collected and preserved in vinegar for consumption.

    Catalogue entry explication

Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra