Aquilegia taygetea Orph. (1876:214)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Aquilegia amaliae var. taygetea (Orph.) Hayek in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 30(1): 303 (1927); Aquilegia ottonis subsp. taygetea (Orph.) Strid in P.A.K.Strid & Kit Tan (eds.), Mount. Fl. Greece 1: 228 (1986)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1872 (Kyriakopoulos & Kamari, 2016:76)

Rediscovered on 4 July 2014 (Kyriakopoulos & Kamari, 2016:78)



Mt Taigetos, Greece


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Strid, A. (1986). Aquilegia L., pp. 225-228. In: Strid, A. (ed.). Mountain Flora of Greece, 1. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.


Other references:

Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. and Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. Berlin: Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem; Athens: Hellenic Botanical Society. [Englera 31].

Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Kyriakopoulos, Charalampos and Kamari, Georgia. (2016). The rediscovery of Aquilegia ottonis subsp. taygetea (Ranunculaceae), a rare endemic of S. Peloponnisos, Greece. Botanika Chronika 21: 75-82.

Nardi, E. (2015). Il genere Aquilegia L. (Ranunculaceae) in Italia: 1-685. Edizioni Polistampa.

POWO. (2024). Aquilegia taygetea Orph. Plants of the World Online (online resource). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom. Available at: [Accessed 30 January 2024]

Tutin, T. G. et al. (eds.). (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

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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