Crambe pontica Stev. ex Rupr., 1869

Crambe pontica imageSynonyms: Crambe maritima sensu Czerniak

Common names: Engl: Sea-kale, Colewort; Russ: Katran pontiyskiy; Ukr: Katran pontiysky



Taxonomic descriptions: Perennial herb 50-60 cm in height. The root is thick, plants are bluish and bare.The leaves are fleshy, oval or oblong and elliptical, emarginate-lacerated or lobed on edges. The petals are white, near 7-9 mm length. The upper part of the pod is 7-12 mm in length, ovate or almost globe-shaped, smooth or wrinkled.

Crambe pontica arealIUCN Status:
    World level: NE
    Black Sea Regional level: CR
    Subregion level: CR (Ukraine)


Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: Seaside sands, limestones and sand spits.

Biology: Flowering during IV-VI. Fruit-bearing VI-VIII. Reproducing by seeds.

Population trends: Not numerous.

Threats: Recreation, building on the seaside.

Conservation measures taken: No special protection.

Conservation measures proposed: Creation of protected areas.


Compiled by: S.Dyatlov, T.Vasilieva