Crambe pontica Stev. ex Rupr., 1869
Synonyms: 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.
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