Gentianella bulgarica (Velen.) Holub

Gentianella bulgarica (Velen.) Holub

Synonymy

  • Gentiana bulgarica Velen.
  • Gentiana germanica subsp. bulgarica (Velen.) Hayek
  • "Gentiana albanica" auct. fl. graec., non (Jáv.) A.W. Hill, err. sec. Dimopoulos & al. 20131
  • "Gentianella albanica" auct. fl. graec., non (Jáv.) Holub, err. sec. Dimopoulos & al. 20131
  • "Gentianella austriaca" auct. fl. graec., non (A. Kern. & Jos. Kern.) Holub, err. sec. Dimopoulos & al. 20131
  • "Gentianella caucasea subsp. lutescens" auct. fl. graec., non Velen., err. sec. Dimopoulos & al. 20131
  • "Gentianella lutescens" auct. fl. graec., non (Velen.) Holub, err. sec. Dimopoulos & al. 20131
  • 1. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31
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Taxon info

Gentianella bulgarica, an endemic of the Balkan Peninsula and NW Anatolia, occurs in a few places in N Greece, flowering from August to mid-October. One locality is a mountain depression known as Dobro Polje (Kali Pediada) near the Greek border in the Voras area. The species was found here by Th. Herzog, a front soldier in the First World War in 1917, who observed: “Die noch höher (ca. 1600 m) gelegenen Quellriede des Dobropolje lieferten mir im September nur Gentiana amarella [= Gentianella bulgarica] und Epilobium anagallidifolium. Die Stellen eigneten sich auch wenig zu beschaulichem Sammeln, da sie vom Feind eingesehen waren und oft unter starkem Artilleriefeuer lagen”.A
A. Dimopoulos, P., Raus, Th., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, Th., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A. & Tzanoudakis, D. 2013: Vascular plants of Greece: An annotated checklist. 31: p. 340 [Plate 12.4]

Distribution

GR(NPi NC NE

Greece (North Central Greece present; North Pindos present; North-East Greece present)

Status

Native / Non Range-Restricted

Chorology

Balkan

Life-form

Therophyte, Hemicryptophyte

Habitat

High mountain vegetation, Freshwater habitats

IUCN category

Not Evaluated

Presidential Decree 67/81

No

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