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This species is accepted, and its native range is Canary Islands, S. Spain, S. Central Greece, N. Africa to Iran.
Limonium lobatum

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Annual glaucescent herb, 10–25 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in rosette, calcareous-punctate, pinnatifid, lyrate with rounded-sinuate lobes, attenuate and reddish towards base, apex shortly mucronate, margins ciliate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Scape
Scape erect, glabrous, 2–3-bracteate, and ± triangular towards base, gradually becoming 3-winged and dichotomously branched into a corymbiform inflorescence; wings along the scape projecting at their ends giving rise to a triangular appendage much longer than axillary bracts
Morphology Leaves Rachis
Rachis slightly triquetrous, but upper joints bearing spikes broadly flattened into a coriaceous 3-winged cladode prolonging into 3 lobes (one longer than others) covering the spikelets
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spike sessile, fasciculiform, with 2–3 spikelets attached at base, each of which is 2–3-flowered
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Outer bracts membranous, cuspidate; inner one much longer than outer ones, dorsal side greenish, coriaceous, bicornate, margins scarious, apex with 2 triangular membranous lobes supported on their dorsal side with 2 unequal recurved hard horn-like appendages
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx funnel-shaped with glabrous ± compressed tube, constricted at its summit; limb blue, whitish or white, membranous, as long as or slightly longer than the tube, with 5 triangular lobes alternating 5 setose brownish veins separated from the limb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit circumscissile.
Ecology
Dry steppe, sandy and rocky soil, gravelly hillsides; alt.: 165–680 m
Phenology
Flowering: Mar.–Jun., fruiting: Jun.–Aug.
Distribution
Occasional in the moist steppe zone of Iraq. S Spain, N Africa, Greece, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait.

Native to:

Algeria, Canary Is., Egypt, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Spain, Tunisia, Western Sahara

Introduced into:

France

Limonium lobatum (L.f.) Chaz. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1967 Hepper, F.N. [3131], Jordan K000283191
Townsend, C.C. [308], Jordan K000283194
Al-Eisawi, D. [2730], Jordan K000283190
Rico, L. [1855], Tunisia K000296011
Maitland, T.D. [s.n.], Palestine K000283193
Simpson, N.D. [53373], Jordan K000283192

First published in P.Miller, Suppl. Dict. Jard. 2: 36 (1790)

Accepted by

  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Dobignard, A., Jacquemoud, F. & Jordan, D. (1992). Matériaux pour la conaissance floristique du Sahara occidental et l'Anti-Atlas méridional. II. Leguminosae à Compositae Candollea 47: 397-481.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. & Edmondson, J.R. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Iraq 5(2): 1-349. Ministry of Agriculture & Agrarian Reform, Baghdad.
  • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Boulos, Fl. Egypt Checkl. 161 (2009).
  • Chaz., Suppl. Dict. Jard. 2: 36 (1786);
  • Collenette, Wildflow. Saudi Ariabia: 606 (1999);

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Daoud, H.S. in Al-Rawi, A. (1985). Flora of Kuwait 1: 1-224. Alden Press Ltd., U.K.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Dobignard, A., Jacquemoud, F. & Jordan, D. (1992). Matériaux pour la conaissance floristique du Sahara occidental et l'Anti-Atlas méridional. II. Leguminosae à Compositae Candollea 47: 397-481.
  • Llewellyn, O.A., Hall, M., Miller, A.G., Al-Abbasi, T.M., Al-Wetaid, A.H., Al-Harbi, R.J. & Al-Shammari, K.F. (2011). Important plant areas in the Arabian peninsula: 4. Jabal Aja Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 199-224.
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press.

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