Lepidotrichum uechtritzianum ((Bornm.) Vel., 1889)
Synonyms: Ptilotrichum uechtritzianum Bornm., 1888.
Common names: Bulg: Lepidotrihum.
Order (Scientific): CAPPARALES.
Family (Scientific): BRASSICACEAE.
Taxonomic descriptions: The root is 15 - 20 cm long and from 4 mm to 8 mm thick, fusiform, stiff. The stem is upright, from 30 cm to 80 (140) cm tall, gray colored with thick stelliform hairs and a few leaves. The blooms are small without bracts. Equal sepals and white corrola. The filaments have short pricks at the base. The fruit is oviform, swollen; the embryo-sac contains one seed.
World level: VU
Black Sea Regional level: VU
Subregion level: VU
Habitats type, Critical habitats, Limiting factors: Dry coastal sands and lime-stone rocks. Running sands.
Biology: Perennial herbaceous plant. Blooms in July-September, propagates in August-October. Reproduces through seeds and vegetatively. Viable plant.
Population trends: Decclining.
Threats: Resort construction and active use of the beaches.
Conservation measures taken: Many of its populations are within the borders of protected areas. It is included in the list of protected plants in Bulgaria.
Conservation measures proposed: Strict observance of the status of the protected areas where the plant occurs.
Compiled by: M.Filipova.