Lithodora nitida

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Lithodora nitida
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Boraginales
Family: Boraginaceae
Genus: Lithodora
Species: L. nitida
Binomial name
Lithodora nitida
(Ern) R.Fern.

Lithodora nitida is a species of flowering plant in the family Boraginaceae. It is endemic to Spain. It is known by the common name viniebla azul.[1]

This species is known from just a few mountain ranges. It occurs in thickets on rocky or sandy dolomite soils. It is associated with species such as Convolvulus boissieri, Pterocephalus spathulatus, Helianthemum frigidulum, Hormathophylla lapeyrousiana, Centaurea granatensis, Thymus granatensis, Sideritis incana, Viola cazorlensis, Erinacea anthyllis, Echinospartum boissieri, Genista longipes, and Vella spinosa.[1]

The species is threatened by grazing and fire.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Blanca, G., Gutiérrez, L., Algarra Ávila, J.A., Luque Moreno, P. & Hierro, M.J. 2013. Lithodora nitida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013. Downloaded on 25 September 2015.