Photo category:
Herbarium specimen collection

  • Photo taken Locality: Greece, Crete, Chania, Kladou gorge - Domata coast
  • Photo taken by:
    Avramakis, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Spike-bearing St' John's Wort

Photo of a NHMC herbarium specimen of Spike-bearing St' John's Wort, Hypericum aciferum. It is a stenoendemic shrub, that grows only in a few coastal cliffs of southwestern Crete, Greece. 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.