Romulea × melitensis Bég. (1907:327)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1907 or before (wild); 1907 or later (cultivation) (both Mifsud, 2021:231)

Rediscovered on 10 February 2011 (Mifsud, 2021:231)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Béguinot, A. (1907). Diagnoses Romulearum novarum vel minus cognitarum. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 38: 322-339.


Other references:

Béguinot, A. (1908). Revisione monografica del genere Romulea Maratti - Studio Biologico: Part II. Enumerazione ed illustrazione sistematica delle specie del gen. Romulea. Malpighia 22: 377-469.

Mifsud, Stephen. (2015). A review of Romulea Maratti (Iridaceae) in the Maltese Islands. Webbia Journal of Plant Taxonomy and Geography 70(2): 1-41.

Mifsud, Stephen. (2021). Rediscovery and taxonomic analysis of Romulea melitensis (Iridaceae) from the Maltese islands. Phytotaxa 483(3): 229-243.

Walter, Kerry S. and Gillett, Harriet J. (eds.). (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Gland, Switzerland & Cambridge, UK: IUCN – The World Conservation Union. lxiv + 862 pp.


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