Flora of Sifnos

Flora of Sifnos

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Sifnos topoGuide
Sifnos topoGuide: Σταμναγκάθι (Cichorium_spinosum)

Several researchers have conducted individual plant collections from the island of Sifnos, but up to today no collective and integrated work has been done regarding the floristic composition of the island. Taking into account its size (approx. 70 sq.km.), the number of plant taxa recorded in the nearby islands of Kimolos and Folegandros (almost 450 species in each one), but also the limited habitat variety of the island, the total number of plant species occurring in Sifnos is estimated to vary between 600-700.

Sifnos topoGuide
Sifnos topoGuide: Campanula laciniata

As an outline, scrubland species prevail in the flora of Sifnos, as well as plant related with semi-natural and disturbed biotopes, cultivated and fallow fields etc., while a special group with the presence of several rare and endemic plants constitute the chasmophytic flora living on the cliffs and the rock formations of the island.

Sifnos topoGuide
Sifnos topoGuide: Centaurium tenuiflorum

In Sifnos there is one narrow endemic species (not found outside the island), the autumn wild onion Allium apolloniensis, described only in 2006. SOme of the most important Greek endemic species of the island are the widespread Composites Centaurea laconica subsp. lineariloba and Hymenonema graecum (endemic to Cyclades), the rare chasmophytic bellflowers Campanula celsii subsp. celsii and Campanula laciniata, the fragrant Nepeta melissifolia, the halophilous sea lavenders Limonium aegaeum and Limonium proliferum, the rather seldom seen Nigella doerfleri and others.

Sifnos topoGuide
Sifnos topoGuide: Centaurea spinosa

Photos and Descriptions of flora species of Sifnos are included in the application Sifnos topoGuide. The application is available for Android devices as well as for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) by AnaDigit.
The application guides the user to locate the POI with accuracy.