Armeria arcuata Welw. ex Boiss. & Reut. (1852:101)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Possibly an occasional intersectional hybrid (Nieto Feliner, 1987; fide Domina et al., 2015), but its rediscovery (in cultivation) (Abeli et al., 2021) will allow this to be either confirmed or rejected.


Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild (Abeli et al., 2021; contra Humphreys et al., 2019)





Biology & Ecology










Abeli, Thomas et al. (2021). Seventeen ‘extinct’ plant species back to conservation attention in Europe. Nature Plants 7: 282-286.

Domina, Gianniantonio, Bazan, Giuseppe, Campisi, Patrizia and Greuter, Werner. (2015). Taxonomy and conservation in Higher Plants and Bryophytes in the Mediterranean Area. Biodiversity Journal 6(1): 197-204.

Humphreys, Aelys M., Govaerts, Rafaël, Ficinski, Sarah Z., Lughadha, Eimear Nic and Vorontsova, Maria S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047. [Abstract] [Supplementary Dataset 1] [considers this species globally extinct]

Nieto Feliner, G. (1987). The genus Armeria (Plumbaginaceae) in the Iberian Península: comments and new data for a review. Anales Jardin Botanico de Madrid, 44: 319-348.

Tutin, T. G. et al. (eds.). (1995). Flora Europaea electronic dataset.

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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