Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. obtusifolius Holmboe, 1914
Common names: Πτεροκέφαλος ο πολυανθής [Gr]
Selvili Tepe, Lapithos (Lapta, Λάπηθος), Kyrenia (Girne, Κερύνεια) ● Cyprus
Description: : The species is one of the many examples of Cypriot endemic vicariads with more or less completed separation as species or subspecies.
P. multiflorus subsp. multiflorus has been found only in the Troodos range and its direct vicinity, subsp. obtusiflorus Holmboe mainly in the Pentadactylos range with isolated sites at the S coast (Meikle 1985). The only features distinguishing both taxa seem to be the general form of the leaflet and its apex. Even these features are difficult to judge in the highly variable populations from W. Cyprus.
Biology: It flowers from May to November
Habitat: Rocky places, from 0 to 750 m.
Distribution: Endemic to Cyprus.
Hand R. (ed.), 2001. Supplementary notes to the flora of Cyprus II, Willdenowia, 31(2):383-409.
Flora of Cyprus
Nature of Cyprus