Willdenowia – Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem
© 2004 BGBM Berlin-Dahlem.
Dinter, I. & Greuter, W. 2004: Silene rothmaleri (Caryophyllaceae), believed extinct, rediscovered at Cabo de São Vicente (Algarve, Portugal).
Willdenowia 34: 371-380.
Silene rothmaleri, described in 1956 by Pinto da Silva based on a single herbarium specimen collected in 1945, has been considered as extinct following unsuccessful searches at its locus classicus, the Ponta de Sagres. At nearby Cabo de São Vicente, a small population of at least 10 individuals exists, discovered in spring 2000 and more leisurely studied in 2004. The macro– and micromorphology of the revenant species are described and illustrated.