Crocus melantherus

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Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Iridaceae
Subfamilia: Crocoideae
Tribus: Ixieae
Genus: Crocus
Sectio: C. sect. Nudiscapus
Series: C. ser. Biflori
Species: Crocus melantherus


Crocus melantherus (B.Mathew) Peruzzi, Phytotaxa 260(2): 137 (2016).


  • Homotypic
    • Crocus biflorus subsp. melantherus B.Mathew, Crocus: 81 (1982).
      • Typus: S. Greece, 18 kilometres from Tripolis on road from Sparta, grazed fields on terra rossa, c. 1200 metres, 13 November 1973, G.D. Brickell & B. Mathew 8121 (Holotypus: K) (According to protologue; not the Orphanides collection cited by Peruzzi)
  • Heterotypic
    • Crocus melantherus Boiss. & Orph. ex Maw, Gard. Chron. 1881(2): 749 (1881), nom. inval., pro syn. (accepted by WCSP)
    • Crocus annulatus var. graecus Herb., J. Hort. Soc. London 2: 286 (1847).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Greece.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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