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Irini Vallianatou

Limonium aphroditae R. Artelari & Georgiou

Limonium aphroditae occurs only in the small coast Limnaria of West Kythira. It manages to survive even through the concrete of the small port that has been built there. The few individuals of the single population of the species have led to its characterisation as endangered. The professors R. Artellari and O. Gerogiou, who described it as new species, gave the name of the goddess Aphrodite, who was born in Kythira.