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Distribution in Egypt

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Mediterranean region.

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Global Distribution

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Western Mediterranean region to northwest Egypt, Somalia.

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Habitat

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Calcareous coastal ridges.

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Life Expectancy

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Perennial.

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Coris monspeliensis

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Coris monspeliensis, a plant species in the primrose family, has erect or ascending stems which are woody at the base and densely covered with foliage. The leathery linear leaves, which grow up to 20 mm long are alternate and stalkless. They may be hairless or hairy and the highest leaves often have small teeth. The flowers with 5 unequal petals, each deeply lobed are borne in short dense clusters and vary in color from pink to blue. Each flower measures up to 12 mm across and has narrow, widely spread petals. The calyx is bell shaped and has up to 20 red or black spiny teeth. The spherical capsule is up to 2 mm in diameter.[1]

Distribution

Central Mediterranean including N.W. Africa.

Habitat

Dry coastal areas.

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References

  1. ^ Wild Flowers of the Mediterranean, David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley Handbooks, 9 Henrietta Street, London, 1995, ISBN 0 7513 2761 1

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Coris monspeliensis: Brief Summary

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Coris monspeliensis, a plant species in the primrose family, has erect or ascending stems which are woody at the base and densely covered with foliage. The leathery linear leaves, which grow up to 20 mm long are alternate and stalkless. They may be hairless or hairy and the highest leaves often have small teeth. The flowers with 5 unequal petals, each deeply lobed are borne in short dense clusters and vary in color from pink to blue. Each flower measures up to 12 mm across and has narrow, widely spread petals. The calyx is bell shaped and has up to 20 red or black spiny teeth. The spherical capsule is up to 2 mm in diameter.

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