Catalan common name : Eixorba-rates negre. Eriçons. Gatovell o Coixinet de monja. Socorrela.
Province distribution : Balearic Islands.
Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean (Balearic)
Endemisms : Balearic Islands
Flowering time : March. April. May. June. July.
Life-forms : Chameophyte.
Habitat : Windy places in the mountains and coastal areas.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : This is a densely thorny, rounded shrub. Its leaves are divided into leaflets and with time the rachis turns into a thorn. It lives in windy places, both on the coast and in the mountains, and is a characteristic feature of our xeroacantiques endemic to the Balearics. The species is native to the eastern Balearics but is related to other thorny Mediterranean Astragalus.
Status : Endèmica.