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Polygala nicaeensis ssp. mediterranea Chodat, 1889

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Polygala nicaeensis ssp. mediterranea Chodat, 1889
Common names: Nice Milkwort [En], Polygala de Nice, Polygale de Nice [Fr], Nizza-Kreuzblume [De], Poligala di Nizza [It]

Mount Olympos, PIERIA ● Greece

Description: Polygala nicaeensis Risso ex W.D.J.Koch, 1839, is a perennial with a woody stock. The stem is 10-35 cm, usually ascending.
The lower leaves are linear-lanceolate to spathulate, the upper linear-lanceolate to linear.
The inflorescence is a terminal raceme with up to 30 pink flowers.
Several subspecies are described, including:
P. n. ssp. carniolica (A.Kern.) Graebn., 1916 – Northern Italy
P. n. ssp. corsica (Boreau) Asch. et Gr. – Corsica
P. n. ssp. forojulensis
P. n. ssp. gariodiana (Jordan et Fourr.) Chodat – high plant up to 40 cm
P. n. ssp. gerundensis (O. Bolòs & Vigo) Mateo & M.B. Crespo, 1995 - Spain
P. n. ssp. mediterranea Chodat, 1889 – sparsely puberulent with curved hairs – Italy, Continental Greece, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia
P. n. ssp. nicaeensis Risso ex W.D.J.Koch – France
P. n. ssp. tomentella (Boiss.) Chodat 1889 – densely pubescent with straight hairs – Endemic of Central Greece

Biology: Flowering from June to Mid-August.

Habitat: Dry, grassy and stony places, between 400 and 2350 m.

Distribution: From Southern and southern central Europe to south-eastern Russia and Northern Africa.

References:
Strid A., 1986. Mountain Flora of Greece, Volume 1, Part Two, p.539-540, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-13840-6.
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