Otanthus maritimus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeOtanthusOtanthus maritimus

Ecology

A perennial herb of sand dunes and stabilised shingle. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Mediterranean-Atlantic element; more frequent on stable Mediterranean beaches than on the stormy Atlantic coast.

Broad Habitats

Supralittoral sediment (strandlines, shingle, coastal dunes)

Light (Ellenberg): 9

Moisture (Ellenberg): 2

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 2

3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 3

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.1

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16

Annual Precipitation (mm): 874

Life form information

Height (cm): 30

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Hemicryptophyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Rhizome far-creeping

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 23

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 6

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 3

Atlas Change Index: -1.49

Distribution information

Plantatt Conservation Status

Extinct

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000461412

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (283c)
Flora dels Països Catalans, III. Pirolàcies-Compostes,
de Bolòs, O., and Vigo J.
, Barcelona, (1995)

The Irish Red Data Book. 1. Vascular Plants,
Curtis, T. G. F., and McGough H. N.
, Dublin, (1988)

The range of Diotis candidissima Desf., in England and Wales, and in Ireland,
Hurst, C. P.
, Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, Volume 46(1), p.1-8, (1901)

Flora of the Isles of Scilly,
Lousley, J. E.
, Newton Abbot, (1971)

Britain's rare flowers,
Marren, P. R.
, London, (1999)