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Ammoides pusilla   (Small Bullwort)

Ammoides pusilla   (APIACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Ammoides pusilla retrieved from on 2019-Dec-12

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Ammoides pusilla (Brotero) Breistroffer
Published in Bull. Soc. Sci. Dauph. 61: 628 (1947)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Seseli pusillum Brotero
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Apiaceae Lindl. (=Umbelliferea) (The Carrot Family)
34 species from the Apiaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Small Bullwort

Maltese name(s) :

Dakra żgħira

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common     Frequent     Scarce     Rare     Very rare     Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE (annuals)
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Not Protected by Law (LN200/2011 or LN311/2006)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :


Colour of Flowers:


Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Dry pastures and open ground

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Neglected or harvested fields, field margins, steppe, garigue close to arable land.

Botanical Description:

Slender, glabrous annual 10-50 cm. Leaves glaucescent, the lower 2-pinnate, oblong in outline, with 7-11 pairs of very short lobes, the middle with 3-5 pairs of segments, the upper usually with 2-3 long, filiform segments. Rays 5-11, slender, unequal. Bracts absent, or few and caducous; bracteoles 4-6, some linear-lanceolate, others spathulate and inflated distally, with an acuminate apex. Pedicels unequal. Fruit c. 1 mm.

Distributional range:

Mediterranean region, extending to Portugal

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):

Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):

Albania, Corse, Greece, Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), ex-Jugoslavia, Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta

Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(Euro+Med Checklist, 2017) - Country codes

? Ag Al BH Cg Co Ct Eg Gr Hs(S) It Li Lu Ma Sa Si(M S) Tn [aGa(F) aGe]

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