• Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Heraklion, Asterousia mt, Kofinas
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Lomelosia of Asterousia
Cliffs ecosystem

Photo of plant Lomelosia of Asterousia, Lomelosia minoana subsp. asterusica, a stenoendemic subspecies of Asterousia mountains of Crete, where it grows in a single cliff. In the 2009 "Red Data Book of Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece" It is listed as Vulnerable (VU). As an obligatory chasmophyte, it grows almost exclusively, on cliff's crevices.