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Floral Biodiversity of Crete

Floral Biodiversity of Crete

Please provide clear photographs, location/altitude and date of spotting. Any notes on surrounding habitat/land use and soil type would also be useful, if possible. If the species is rare or endangered, please do not specify the exact location, just a general location. Sign in to join mission

Floral Biodiversity of Crete
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13 participants 61 spottings

Crete has a special and unique flora with a very high level of biodiversity and many endemic species, plus some unique habitats. The aim of this mission is to observe and record floral biodiversity in Crete, including endemic and naturalised species. Spottings can include flowering and non-flowering plants, shrubs and trees, plus fungi. Spottings can also include Cretan "heirloom" or unique varieties of crop plants (trees, fruit, vegetables, herbs, cereals, etc.). Plants known to provide nectar, pollen, resin or other substances for honeybees are of special interest also. I hope the information gathered can be used towards conservation of the Cretan biodiversity and habitats.

Floral Biodiversity of Crete

Lat: 35.24 Long: 24.81

Recent Spottings

Blue morning glory (Ιπομέα η Ινδική) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Blue morning glory (Ιπομέα η Ινδική)
Splendid bindweed (Κονβόλβουλος ο δορύκνιος) DespinaTsafetopoulou 5 1 Splendid bindweed (Κονβόλβουλος ο δορύκνιος)
Sea lavender (Λειμώνιο το δαντελωτό ) DespinaTsafetopoulou 5 1 Sea lavender (Λειμώνιο το δαντελωτό )
Cretan echinops DespinaTsafetopoulou 3 1 Cretan echinops
Candelabra Tree DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Candelabra Tree
Narrow-leaved Viper's-bugloss (Έχιο το στενόφυλλο) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Narrow-leaved Viper's-bugloss (Έχιο το στενόφυλλο)
Vitex (Λυγαριά) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 1 Vitex (Λυγαριά)
Yellow hornpoppy (Γλαύκιο το ξανθό) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 1 Yellow hornpoppy (Γλαύκιο το ξανθό)
Dyer's alkanet (Αλκάννα η βαφική) DespinaTsafetopoulou 8 2 Dyer's alkanet (Αλκάννα η βαφική)
Blue Hound's Tongue (Κυνόγλωσσο το κρητικό ) DespinaTsafetopoulou 3 0 Blue Hound's Tongue (Κυνόγλωσσο το κρητικό )
Naked man orchid FotisAngel 7 2 Naked man orchid
Blue Morning Glory rhonabloxsom 5 3 Blue Morning Glory
Fleischman's orchid FotisAngel 7 3 Fleischman's orchid
Ariadnes orchid FotisAngel 6 1 Ariadnes orchid
Cretan Arum FotisAngel 3 0 Cretan Arum
Spruner's orchid FotisAngel 4 3 Spruner's orchid
Black Garlic FotisAngel 2 0 Black Garlic
Cretan Colchicum FotisAngel 1 2 Cretan Colchicum
Minute Colchicum FotisAngel 1 2 Minute Colchicum
Cretan White FotisAngel 1 2 Cretan White
Large-leaved Colchicum FotisAngel 1 1 Large-leaved Colchicum
Crofton Weed FotisAngel 2 0 Crofton Weed
Blue plumbago (Πλουμπάγκο) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Blue plumbago (Πλουμπάγκο)
Low-growing Sheath FotisAngel 1 0 Low-growing Sheath
Cretan Adoni FotisAngel 1 0 Cretan Adoni
Jade plant (Κρασσούλα) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 1 Jade plant (Κρασσούλα)
Coleus blumei (Κολεός) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Coleus blumei (Κολεός)
Yellow Heartleaf Iceplant DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Yellow Heartleaf Iceplant
Purple Goatsbeard FotisAngel 7 4 Purple Goatsbeard
Strawberry Clover FotisAngel 3 0 Strawberry Clover
Spotted Rockrose FotisAngel 1 0 Spotted Rockrose
Red Cretan Tulip FotisAngel 5 4 Red Cretan Tulip
Baker's Tulip FotisAngel 1 0 Baker's Tulip
Cretan Peony FotisAngel 1 0 Cretan Peony
Quince tree FotisAngel 1 0 Quince tree
Pink Trumpet Vine DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Pink Trumpet Vine
Large-flower Hop Clover FotisAngel 2 0 Large-flower Hop Clover
Natal Plum (γιασεμί) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Natal Plum (γιασεμί)
White Henbane (Υοσκύαμος) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 White Henbane (Υοσκύαμος)
Cretan tulip FotisAngel 2 0 Cretan tulip
Scorpion Viola FotisAngel 2 0 Scorpion Viola
Climbing Birthwort FotisAngel 2 0 Climbing Birthwort
Society garlic (ροζ αγάπανθος) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Society garlic (ροζ αγάπανθος)
Cretan dittany (Κρητικός δίκταμος) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Cretan dittany (Κρητικός δίκταμος)
Madagascar jasmine (Στεφανωτίς η πολυανθής) DespinaTsafetopoulou 1 0 Madagascar jasmine (Στεφανωτίς η πολυανθής)
White frangipani (Πλουμέρια) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 White frangipani (Πλουμέρια)
Golden dewdrop (Ντουράντα) DespinaTsafetopoulou 2 0 Golden dewdrop (Ντουράντα)
Large-flowered bee orchid FotisAngel 7 1 Large-flowered bee orchid
no common name FotisAngel 1 0 no common name
Zahar's Allium FotisAngel 2 0 Zahar's Allium

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