Micromeria acropolitana (Lamiaceae) rediscovered in Athens (Greece)

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  • Kit Tan
  • Gregory Tsounis
  • Lambros Tsounis
Micromeria acropolitana (Lamiaceae) was first collected in 1906 from the Acropolis, Athens and considered
extinct until its rediscovery in 2006, a hundred years later. Its greatest threat within the archaeological site
is human disturbance. It has survived in its original habitat, the natural rock of the hill. Its correct name is
confirmed and its affinities to other species demonstrated by illustrations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhytologia Balcanica
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Key words: Acropolis, archaeological site, extinction, flora, Greece, Micromeria, rediscovery, taxonomy

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