Medusa head winch
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Medusa head winch ( Convolvulus caput-medusae )
The Medusa head wind is a low, bulky shrub that reaches heights of 10 to 30 centimeters. The branches are sharp. The leaves are small, gray-green, spatulate and densely and softly hairy. The almost sessile flowers are white, pink on the outside, 18 millimeters long and arranged individually in the leaf axils.
The flowering period extends from January to May.
The number of chromosomes is 2n = 30.
Hazards and protective measures
The habitat of this species is increasingly restricted by the construction of roads and settlement areas. Several locations of this type are protected in various nature reserves on the islands. Furthermore, it is pulled into culture for reintroduction.
- Ingrid Schönfelder and Peter Schönfelder : Kosmos-Atlas Mediterranean and Canary Islands flora . Franckh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 1994, ISBN 3-440-06223-6 .
- Convolvulus caput-medusae at Tropicos.org. In: IPCN Chromosome Reports . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis
- Convolvulus caput-medusae in the Red List of Threatened Species of the IUCN 2013.2. Posted by: Navarro, J., Oliva Tejera, F., Scholz, S. & González González, R., 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2014.