Common Names:- None
Synonyms:- Crepis raulinii
Meaning:- Crepis (Gr) A name used by Greek philosopher Theophrastus.
Auriculifolia (L) Ear-shaped.
General description:- Perennials.
1) 6-35 cm, simple or with 1-4 branches above.
1) With pale eglandular hairs or glabrous.
2) Basal, 3-21 X 1-4·5 cm, obovate, oblanceolate or elliptical, obtuse or acute,
denticulate to coarsely runcinate-dentate, narrowed at the base.
3) Cauline, reduced to linear-lanceolate bracts.
1) Capitula, few.
2) Involucre, 10-14 X 4-12 mm.
3) Bracts, linear-lanceolate, acute, the outer 1/3-2/3 as long as the inner, more or
less canescent-tomentose, occasionally with pale, simple, eglandular hairs
and short glandular hairs, pubescent on inner the face.
1) Achenes 5-6·5 X 0·6-1·2 mm, yellowish, fusiform, with 4-5 strong ribs and 3-5
striae between the ribs.
1) Achenes 5-9 mm, 3- to 5-striate.
2) Basal leaves 3-8 cm, denticulate to coarsely runcinate-dentate.
3) Achenes unequally ribbed.
5) Outer involucral bracts at least ½ as long as inner.
Habitat:- Crevices and ledges of limestone cliffs, rocky slopes, often in semi-shade
in gorges. (300-)900-1800 m.
Distribution:- Endemic to Crete. Confined mainly to the four main massifs, not
Flowering time:- Apr to mid-July.
Photos by:- Steve Lenton
Conservation status (for threatened species):- Rare (R) according to the Red Data
Book of Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece (1995).
According to IUCN 1997. Near Threatened (NT)
Protection status (for threatened species):- Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981.