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Acinos troodi ssp. troodi

Acinos troodi ssp. troodi
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Copyright: Andreas Paradisis (Nature-cy) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 23] (176)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-27
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Date Submitted: 2011-06-30 0:06
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Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Scientific name: Acinos troodi ssp. troodi
Common Name (English):

A creeping or sprawling* perennial, up to 10 cm high. Stems woody at base. Leaves broadly ovate to suborbicular 2-7 mm long and 2-7 mm wide, puberulous* with prominent nervation. Inflorescence a short, rather congested verticillaster*, consisting of approximate, 1-3 flowered, rather congested, axillary cymes. Bracts similar to leaves but often with more strongly defined nervation. Bracteoles very small, subulate*. Calyx-tube 5-6 mm long, about 2 mm wide. The abaxial* calyx-teeth longer and more slender than the adaxial*. Corolla pink or purple, bilabiate, corolla-tube narrowly infundibuliform*, 9-10 mm long, 3 mm wide at apex. Nutlets oblong, about 1,5 mm long, o,8 mm wide.

Habitat:Rocky slopes and screes at high elevations on serpentine.
Altitude: 1600-1950 m.
Flowering: June - September.


1. Included in the “Red Data Book of the Flora of Cyprus” where it is categorised as vulnerable (VU), according to the IUCN red list criteria.

2. The estimated number of individuals is about 1500, though there is a chance of more subpopulations to be found. Main threats of its population are reforestation works and recreational activities, such as trampling by hikers and extension of ski facilities.

*Sprawling= to spread out, extend, or be distributed in a straggling or irregular manner.
*Puberulous=minutely pubescent.
*Verticillaster= an inflorescence in which the flowers are arranged in a seeming whorl, consisting in fact of a pair of opposite axillary, usually sessile, cymes.
*Subulate= slender, somewhat cylindrical, and tapering to a point; awlshaped.
* Abaxial= being or situated away from the axis: the abaxial surface of a leaf.
* Adaxial= situated on the side toward the axis or stem.


1. Flora of Cyprus-Volume Two (R. D. Meikle-1985)
2. The Red Data Book of the Flora of Cyprus (T. Tsintides et al.-2007)

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Hi Andreas, splendid light , wonderful natural colors and nice sharpness, very well done, my friend.TFS

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interesting shy plant, TFS Ori

Hello Andrea, nice photo of the plant in its habitat. regards yiannis

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