Callitriche pulchra

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Callitriche pulchra

Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1)[1]
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Callitriche
C. pulchra
Binomial name
Callitriche pulchra

Callitriche pulchra,[2] the beautiful water starwort, is a plant that was listed on the 2012 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species,[1] based on specimens gathered on Gavdos island, Crete by H. D. Schotsman. Additionally, two of Pamapani's specimens were identified at Le Due Palme.[3] Schotsman thereafter classified in 1968 in three different ponds located in Cyrenaica.[4] In 2015 Callitriche pulchra was detected in Cyprus, somewhat reducing its endangered status.[5] Other locations it has been encountered include Greece,[6] Libya[7] and Syria.[8]


  1. ^ a b "The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  2. ^ "Callitriche pulchra Schotsman — The Plant List". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  3. ^ "New information on the status and distribution of Callitriche pulchra (Plantaginaceae)". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  4. S2CID 88995483
  5. ^ "Richard Lansdown - Publication list". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  6. ^ "Callitriche pulchra Schotsman | Flora of Greece – An annotated checklist". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  7. ^ "Callitriche pulchra Schotsman - Encyclopedia of Life". Retrieved 2019-01-06.
  8. ISSN 1179-3163