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Maltese Rock-Centaury


Maltese Rock-Centaury
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Copyright: Martin Galea De Giovanni (martingd) (38)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-14
Camera: Nikon D50, Nikon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-19 7:24
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Maltese Rock Centaury - Widnet Il-Bahar (National plant of Malta)
Botanical Name: Palaeocyanus crassifolius Family: Asteraceæ

The genus Palaeocyanus, with its only species P. crassifolius, is endemic to the Maltese islands. It is of great scientific importance, as this species probably originated during the Tertiary period (66-1.6 million years ago), and is likely to be related to the ancestors of the genera Centaurea and Serratula. The Czech botanist Dostal created the genus Palaeocyanus in 1975, to accommodate this unique species.

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Bonjour,
Merci de montrer cette espèce endémique de Malte. C'est une espèce menacée d'extinction, protégée par l'Europe, et considérée comme une des cinqnante espèces les plus menacées du bassin méditerranéen.
Salutations
Hervé

Preciosos colores y un fondo estupendo. Buenos detalles y agradable presentación.
Un saludo, JL.

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