by Stephen Mifsud
   3 Oct 2023      ()
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Chiliadenus bocconei   (Maltese Fleabane)

Chiliadenus bocconei  (ASTERACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Aug-2005 (taxon update: Oct-2011)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2022). Chiliadenus bocconei - datasheet created on Aug-2005. Retrieved from on 03-Oct-2023

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Chiliadenus bocconeiBrullo
Published in Webbia 34(1): 298 (1979)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Jasonia bocconei (Brullo) M.Pardo & R.Morales
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] []

Plant Family :

Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl (=Compositae) (The Daisy or Sunflower Family)
123 species from the Asteraceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Maltese Fleabane, Pointed-leaved Jasonia

Maltese name(s) :

Tulliera ta' Malta, Tulliera Selvaġġa

Status for Malta :

Endemic. Occurs only on the Maltese islands

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent    Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: CHAMEOPHYTE ( dwarf or small woody shrubs )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)

Red List (1989) :

Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)

Flowering Time :

August – November

Colour of Flowers:



Not particularly toxic

Name Derivation :

Chiliadenus: A fruiting compartment (Chilia) covered in glands (denus) with reference to the glandular fruiting parts, although some plants are completely covered with glands secreting a slightly viscous but fragrant compounds. (Greek origin )

Planting in rural areas :

Can be planted in rural areas according to ERA Guidelines

Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Species endemic to the Maltese Islands, not found in the rest of Europe
Preferred habitat in Malta: Rocky or stony ground, Cliffs, Garigue, and sometimes walls. Prefers arid places and somewhat coastal zones.
Botanical Description: Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
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Species Images (46 images)
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