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Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   (Water Germander)


Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   (LAMIACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 2019-Sep-15

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides (Schreber) Arcangeli
Published in (Schreber) Maire & Petitmengin, Bull. Soc. Sci. Nancy ser. 3, 9: 411 (1908)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

No Main Synonyms
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Lamiaceae Lindl. (=Labiatae) (The Mint Family)
36 species from the Lamiaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Water Germander

Maltese name(s) :

Borgħom tal-ilma

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]: HEMICRYPTOPHYTE (prostate plants with flowers close to the ground)
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Protected by law: schedule III of legal notice LN311/2006. (Conservation requires the designation of SAC)

Red List (1989) :

This species has a threatened status and is listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

Apr-Aug

Colour of Flowers:

Violet

Remarks :

Some plants were found at the Fiddien/Qlejgha valley system in Rabat. These plants were re-introduced by Mr. Timothy Tabone from native stock originally growing in Bahrija Valley and which for many years believed to be extinct from the wild, as also indicated in the Red Data Book. Stock material was collected by Timothy in 1996. The plants were spotted in May 2013 and hopefully they survive and regenerate into established populations. Note that this species is strictly protected by law. It can be identified by having wool-like hair, growing along or close to water courses, and forms lilac flowers in June till the end of Summer. Other Teucrium species in Malta are not usually found close to water courses.


Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Botanical Description:

Stolons usually densely clothed with scale-leaves. Leaves of the main stem cordate, semiamplexicaul; leaves of lateral branches rounded at base, toothed all round.

Chromosome number:

2n=32

Distributional range:

S. Europe.


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

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

AE(G) Al Bl Bu Co Cr Cy Ga Gr Hs IJ It Ju LS Lu Ma Rf(CS) Sa Si Tcs Tu(A E) Uk(K U)


Images (8 images)
   Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   -   Image Code: TEUSC-0.
   Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   -   Image Code: TEUSC-1.
   Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   -   Image Code: TEUSC-2.
   Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   -   Image Code: TEUSC-3.
   Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   -   Image Code: TEUSC-4.
   Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   -   Image Code: TEUSC-5.
   Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   -   Image Code: TEUSC-6.
   Teucrium scordium subsp. scordioides   -   Image Code: TEUSC-7.

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