Flora of Sifnos
Flora of Sifnos
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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.
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.
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.
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