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Femeniasia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Asteraceae
Genus  Femeniasia Susanna
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Tribe  Cynareae
Scientific name  Femeniasia balearica
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Femeniasia balearica is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae (Compositae), and the only species in the genus Femeniasia.

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Distribution and conservation

Femeniasia is endemic to the north-western coast of Minorca, Spain. Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation and sandy shores. It is threatened by habitat loss, and is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Taxonomy

Femenasia balearica was first described by Juan Joaquín Rodríguez y Femenías in 1869 as a species of Centaurea. A new genus, Femeniasia, was erected for the species in 1987, and the genus remains monotypic.

References

Femeniasia Wikipedia


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