Kickxia cirrhosa (L.) Fritsch




PLANTAGINACEAE Juss.
Lamiales Bromhead
Asteranae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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by © Brunello Pierini, © Hippolyte Coste





Fonte / Source:
Portale della Flora d'Italia / Portal to the Flora of Italy
http://dryades.units.it/floritaly



This annual plant with a strictly Mediterranean distribution is known from Tuscany, Lazio, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily (since a long time no longer reported from Campania). It grows in disturbed dry sites, on uncultivated ground, on rather primitive, sometimes volcanic soils rich in skeleton derived from siliceous substrates, from sea level to about 600 m. It is a characteristic species of the Mediterranean temporary ponds, but in Sardinia it is very rare, along the margins of the temporary ponds. The genus is dedicated to the Belgian botanist Jean Kickx (1775-1831); the species name is derived from the Latin word 'cirrus' (lock of hair) and therefore means 'curly'. Flowering period: May to June.



Italian name(s): Cencio cirroso (Italia), Cencio sottile (Italia)





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© Hippolyte Coste - Flore descriptive et illustrée de la France, de la Corse et des contrées limitrophes, 1901-1906 - Public domain - copyright expired.



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© Brunello Pierini - Forum Acta Plantarum
by Brunello Pierini
Monte Pisano (PI), mag 2010, Pisa, Toscana, Italia, 05.2010



© Brunello Pierini - Forum Acta Plantarum
by Brunello Pierini
Monte Pisano (PI), mag 2010, Pisa, Toscana, Italia, 05.2010



© Brunello Pierini - Forum Acta Plantarum
by Brunello Pierini
Monte Pisano (PI), mag 2010, Pisa, Toscana, Italia, 05.2010



© Brunello Pierini - Forum Acta Plantarum
by Brunello Pierini
Monte Pisano (PI), mag 2010, Pisa, Toscana, Italia, 05.2010



© Brunello Pierini - Forum Acta Plantarum
by Brunello Pierini
Monte Pisano (PI), mag 2010, Pisa, Toscana, Italia, 05.2010



© Brunello Pierini - Forum Acta Plantarum
by Brunello Pierini
Monte Pisano (PI), mag 2010, Pisa, Toscana, Italia, 05.2010