Romulea bocchierii Frignani & Iriti

This recently described species is endemic to the south-east of Sardinia (Sette Fratelli Mountains, Sarrabus, Province of Cagliari) where it is localised in a single site at 735 m. It grows in temporary ponds that are flooded in winter and spring, but completely dry in the summer, on granitic substrates in grazed environments. The genus name is dedicated to Romulus, the founder of Rome, the species is dedicated to Emanuele Bocchieri (1941-), botanist at the University of Cagliari. Flowering period: March to April.

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