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2020 05 Helichrysum amorginum

Species Name
Helichrysum amorginum

Helichrysum amorginum is a narrow endemic of the Amorgos’ archipelago, first described by Orphanides in the mid-19th century. It grows on calcareous crevices and cliffs. Its inflorescence is a (sub-)globose capitula, bearing distinctive white to whitish or whitish-pink bracts. The Chozoviotissa monastery in Amorgos – one of the most significant Aegean refugia, as it hosts several narrow and rare endemic taxa – is the species’ locus classicus.