Sibthorpia europaea

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Sibthorpia europaea
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Sibthorpia
S. europaea
Binomial name
Sibthorpia europaea

Sibthorpia europaea is a species of flowering plant known by the common name Cornish moneywort.[1] It can be found as a disjunct distribution in western Europe from the Azores, Portugal and Spain to south-western Ireland and south-western United Kingdom. It also occurs in Crete, Pelion, Greece and tropical Africa. One possible explanation could be that the species had a more widespread distribution, possibly during the Tertiary.[2]


The genus Sibthorpia is named after Dr Humphry Sibthorp who was the Sherardian Professor of Botany at the University of Oxford from 1747 to 1783.[3]


  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Socieomyty of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  2. ^ Preston, C D. "Sibthorpia europaea (Cornish Moneywort)". Online Atlas of the British & Irish Flora. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  3. ^ Maton, William George (1797). Observations relative chiefly to the natural history, picturesque scenery and antiquities of the western counties of England, made in the years 1794 and 1796. London. p. 138.

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