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Osyris alba (Σκουπόχορτο)

Osyris alba


Osyris alba is a semiparasitic (hemiparasitic) broom-like shrub reaching 30–150 cm (12–59 in) in height. The stem is woody, brown or dark green, sometimes creeping on the ground. This plant has numerous longitudinally striated branches, green when young. The fruits are small, red, fleshy drupes, and in Greece the branches were used as a broom material. It was spotted in Goritsa hill archaeological reserve, Volos city, Greece.

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ChristosMaroulis 9 years ago


Δήμος Βόλου, Περιφέρεια Θεσσαλίας, Greece

Spotted on Oct 9, 2014
Submitted on Oct 10, 2014

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