Romulea ramiflora Ten. subsp. ramiflora




IRIDACEAE Juss.
Asparagales Link
Lilianae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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© Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università degli Studi di Trieste
by Domenico Puntillo, © Hippolyte Coste





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



This species with a Mediterranean-Macaronesian distribution is present in Liguria and in almost all the regions of Central, Southern and Insular Italy (missing in Umbria and no more found since a long time in Campania). It grows in pastures and grassy areas, on sandy soils which are moist at least in winter and in spring, usually along the coast, more rarely in the interior up to 600 m. The species is common in the outer belt of the Sardinian temporary ponds, in contact with grazed areas. The genus is dedicated to Romulus, the founder of Rome, the species name refers to the stem, that is branched in the upper part and bears 2-3 flowers. Flowering period: February to March.



Italian name(s): Romulea ramiflora (Italia), Romulea ramosa (Italia), Zafferanetto ramoso (Italia)





© Domenico Puntillo
by Domenico Puntillo
Mavigliano, Montalto Uffugo, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, 08.03.2009



© Domenico Puntillo
by Domenico Puntillo
Mavigliano, Montalto Uffugo, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, 08.03.2009



© Domenico Puntillo
by Domenico Puntillo
Mavigliano, Montalto Uffugo, Cosenza, Calabria, Italy, 08.03.2009



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