Common Names:- None
Synonyms:- Cistus laevipes, Fumanopsis laevipes.
Meaning:- Fumana (L) Smoke, (reference to the colour of the foliage).
Laevipes (L) Polished, not rough, smooth.
General description:- Much-branched, caespitose shrublet.
axillary, leafy shoots.
1) Capsule, usually 6-seeded; valves widely patent.
1) Leaves alternate, setaceous, ± subterete, stipulate.
Habitat:- Rocky limestone slopes and flats with phrygana and open coniferous
woodland. (0 - 500 m.).
Distribution:- Widespread but rare and very irregularly distributed in the
Mediterranean region. On Crete known only from the Falasarna area in the
northwest. Very rare.
Flowering time:- Apr-May
Photo by:- Dr. Armin Jagel