Common Name:- None
Meaning:- Campanula (L) Bell-like.
Pelviformis (L) Shallowly cupped, shaped like a shallow bowl.
General description:- Perennial herbs, usually with white latex when cut.
a) 20-30 cm.
b) ascending, simple or somewhat branched.
c) with stiff bristly hairs (hispid).
a) generally alternate.
a) c. 20 cm, not laciniata.
b) ovate, pointed (acute), hispid.
c) margins, with rounded teeth (crenate), stalked (petiolate).
a) similar but stalkless (sessile).
a) often large and showy.
b) borne in heads.
a) about 30 mm. long.
b) broadly bell-shaped (campanulate). swollen in the middle (ventricose).
c) blue-violet-coloured, occasionally white.
a) oblong-ovate, narrowing gradually to a point (acuminate).
b) 3 times as long as the ovary.
c) appendages, ovate-orbicular, almost as long as the teeth, deflexed.
a) oblong-ovate. 3 times longer than the ovary.
Fruit:- A capsule.
1) Basal leaves c. 20 cm, not cut into slender lobes (laciniata).
2) Corolla broadly tubular-campanulate to campanulate.
3) Stems ascending, simple or sparsely branched.
4) Stigmas 5.
5) Ovary 5-locular.
Habitat:- Rock ledges, rocky slopes, stony places in dry streambeds, road
embankents, stone walls in villages. 0-850(-1100) m.
Distribution:- Endemic to Central and East Crete, where it is widespread and fairly
Flowering time:- End of May to early June.
Photos by:- Steve Lenton