Paronychia macrosepala Boiss., 1843
Arkasa, KARPATHOS ● Greece
Description: low matted perennial plant, much-branched. The leaves are appressed-pubescent, greyish-green, often turning golden with age, oval to oblong, pointed, hairy. Stipules 4 at each node. Glomerules numerous, terminal and pseudo-axillary, often crowded. Sepals very unequal, the outer (longer) ones 3-4 mm, recurved with age. The flowers are clustered globular, 8-10mm, concealed by the silvery bracts; bracts 5-6mm; calyx all green.
Biology: Flowering from March to June.
Habitat: Dry rocky and stony places, sand-dunes, mainly in coastal areas.
Distribution: East Mediterranean. Greek East Aegean islands, Turkey (Anatolia), Cyprus, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon and Syria.
Strid A., 1986. Mountain Flora of Greece, Volume 1 Cambridge University Press, 1986.