Trisha Shetty

Hieracium lucidum

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Asteraceae
Genus  Hieracium
Higher classification  Hieracium
Order  Asterales
Tribe  Cichorieae
Scientific name  Hieracium lucidum
Rank  Species
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Similar  Hieracium, Hieracium amplexicaule, Anthemis ismelia, Hieracium cymosum, Hieracium lanatum

Hieracium lucidum or Sicilian Sparviere is a species of genus Hieracium in the Asteraceae family and very similar to Hieracium cophanense. A perennial herb that prefers the northern slopes of calcareous seaside cliffs exposed to humid winds; sites rich in nitrates from sea bird droppings. Unlike most other Hieracium, this species reproduces only from seeds.

Distribution

H. lucidum is found only in Italy: its range is limited to Mt. Gallo, near Palermo (Sicily). Due to the extremely limited area in which it is found, which is estimated to be 0.2 km2 (0.1 sq mi), the species is listed by IUCN as critically endangered.

Its natural habitats are Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation and rocky shores.

References

Hieracium lucidum Wikipedia


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