Androcymbium rechingeri

The Micro-Reserve of Androcymbium rechingeri is located on the western part of Elafonissi islet (NATURA 2000, GR 4340002) and encompasses the greater part of the sub-population of the species (1 out of 3 in Crete). The delimited area of the micro-reserve has a surface of 2 ha and occurs at an altitude of 10-40 m. The micro-reserve incorporates a rocky coast with sandy-clay soils and rich, phryganic vegetation. This part of Elaphonissi is particularly exposed to strong winds and sea water spraying.