Indigenous. Originating from the Maltese islands before man
Very Common Common Frequent
Very Rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer life form: THEROPHYTE (Annuals) Germination: Dicotyledon
Legal Protection :
Not Protected by Law (LN200/2011 or LN311/2006)
Red List (1989) :
This species has a threatened status and is listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands
Flowering Time :
This plant was first recorded by the English visiting botanist J. Duthie in the late 19th century from Comino and Nadur (Gozo). It was last reported by Dr. J. Borg in 1927, probably citing Duthie's record and never seen again since then. For this reason, the species was believed to become extinct. In 2007, the author of MaltaWildPlants.com (Stephen Mifsud) has rediscoverd a new population in the SouthEast of Gozo and published in a peer-reviewed journal. (Check the achievments web-page for full list of publications)
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