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Anchusa sardoa

Scientific Specimen › botany
  • Place
  • Other Number
    AK345035
  • Accession number
    AK345035
  • Accession date
    8 August 2013
  • Collection area
  • Record richness
AK345035-b
AK345035-b

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  • Classified by
  • Classification
    Anchusa sardoa (Illario) Selvi & Bigazzi
  • Classification
    Linnaean (Linnaean System)
    › Plantae (Kingdom)
    › BORAGINACEAE (Family)
    › Anchusa (Genus)
    › sardoa (Species)
  • Kind of specimen
  • Storage method
    Dry storage
  • Field collection
    ItalyEurope
    Italy › Sardinia (Sardegna) › Porto Conte Parco Nazionale › Conte Harbour. Spiaggia Mugoni (northern end)
    Upper portion of a 1 m tall flowering and fruiting plant. Anchusa sardoa is a critically endangered Sardgena endemic of sand dune systems (known only from Spiaggia Mugoni). Plants sprawling to erect; flowering stems purple-black; densely invested in coarse hispid hairs; leaves adaxially dark green, abaxially purple to purple-black, coarsely hispid, leaf margins undulose-crisped; flowers initially pale blue fading to white (often distally very faintly tinged blue-white). Specimen collected from a flowering plant growing within a dune slack amongst Papaver rhoeas, Lotus cystioides, Bromus diandrus and other herbs. In 2013 < 700 plants seen, all threatened by beach resort development.
    Collection period: 17 Apr 2013
    Collected by: P. J. de Lange
  • Record created
    8 August 2013

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