100 Endemic Plants of Greece

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Τhe butterflies of the C Aegean island of Iraklia

Giannis Gavalas is the leading naturalist of the Kiklades (Cyclades) islands. Over the last years he has been recording the nature of the islands.

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Parnassiana Archives

Parnassiana Archives, is a journal published by Wild Greece Editions, with articles about wild life of Greece.

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Crocus niveus



  •  Crocus niveus Bowles, 1900        Oct-Nov, 20-1200m.        Endemic to S Peloponnisos. 


Fls white or lilac, throat deep yellow. Filaments yellow, anthers orange to deep yellow. Style divided into 3 orange to red branches, each branch lobed at apex. Lvs 4-8, synanthous. Prophyll and bracteole present. Tunics finely fibrous -reticulate. 

Άνθη λευκά ή λιλά, με λαιμό βαθύ κίτρινο. Νήματα κίτρινα, ανθήρες πορτοκαλί έως έντονα κίτρινα. Στύλος διαιρεμένος σε 3 περτοκαλί έως κόκκινους βραχίωνες, κάθε βραχίωνας λοβοτός στην κορυφή. Φύλλα 4-8, συνάνθια. Με πρόφυλλο και μικρό βράκτιο. Χιτώνες λεπτά νηματώδεις-δικτυωτοί. 


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Total distribution of Crocus niveus

Συνολική εξάπλωση του Crocus niveus



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