Simethis planifolia

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaLiliaceaeSimethisSimethis planifolia

Ecology

A rhizomatous, perennial herb found only in dry, rocky, maritime heath near Derrynane on the coast of S. Kerry and the Beara peninsula, W. Cork. It was formerly naturalised near the coast in S. England. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

Suboceanic Southern-temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Dwarf shrub heath (cover of dwarf shrubs at least 25%)

Light (Ellenberg): 7

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 5.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.1

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1324

Life form information

Height (cm): 42

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Non-bulbous geophyte (rhizome, corm or tuber)

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 0

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 4

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 0

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000002157

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.

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