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12 June 2017

Reintroduction of Peganum harmala to Nicosia old walls, Cyprus

Peganum harmala occurs in Southeastern Europe, Mediterranean region and to the east towards central Asia and northwest India. It is a perennial species, flowering from May to June and fruiting from May to August. In Cyprus, it was recorded only at one location, near the walls of the old city of Lefkosia, on waste ground.

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09 June 2017

Translocation of Anthemis tomentosa to Gialia and Akamas areas, Cyprus

Anthemis tomentosa is an annual species (therophyte) flowering from late March to May and fruiting from May to July, depending on the weather conditions. It occurs on sandy and gravelly coasts (habitat type 2110 Embryonic shifting dunes according to Annex I of the Habitat directive), near the sea level. In Cyprus, it is recorded in four locations:

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09 June 2017

Reintroduction of Euphorbia paralias to Gialia area, Cyprus

Euphorbia paralias grows in west Europe and the Mediterranean towards the Black sea. It is a perennial species, flowering from February to December. The fruiting starts early, but ripening and dispersal of seeds starts at October and last for several months. In Cyprus, it has been recorded at 11 locations.

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25 May 2017

The CARE-MEDIFLORA team meet in Cyprus

The CARE-MEDIFLORA team met in Cyprus, 7-9 March 2017, for the 2nd project meeting and field trips. The trips took place on 7 and 9 March with destinations in the regions of South-Western and South Eastern Cyprus, respectively. The day in between was devoted to discussions on the progress of CARE-MEDIFLORA.

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16 May 2017

Population reinforcement of the threatened plant Datisca cannabina L. in Nea Roumata (Crete)

Datisca cannabina is characterized as vulnerable in the Red Data Book of Greece (Phitos et al., 2009), since it is found in only few localities. In Crete it is found in two localities; in the abandoned village of Samaria (halfway through Samaria George) and in the center of Chania Prefecture, close to Nea Roumata village.

MAVA Foundation

Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC) Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation, Balearic Islands Office of the Environment of Corsica - National Botanical Academy of Corsica Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, Sardinia University of Catania, Sicily Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus Department of Forests, Cyprus