Dianthus petraeus Waldst. et Kit.

Dianthus petraeus Waldst. et Kit, PL Rar. Hung. Ill (1808) 246; D. strictus auct. Стоян. Стеф., Фл. Бълг. изд. 1, I (1924) 403; Стоян. Ахт.. Сборн. БАН XXIX (1935) 77; D. škorpili Vel., Sitzb. Böhem. Gesell. Wiss, (1890) 40 et Fl. Bulg. (1891) 69; D. strictus auct. subsp. škorpili(Vel.) Hayek, op. c. 249; D. strictus auct. subsp. orbelicusVel. 1., FL Bulg. Suppl.(l898) 40 — Скален карамфил

Fam:  Caryophyllaceae Juss.
Genus:   Dianthus L.
Species: Dianthus petraeus Waldst. et Kit.
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Perennial green or bluish green plant, up to 30 cm, forming usually loose-textured tufts. Leaves almost seta-like, dilated near its middle, the top tapered; basal 1 - 2 cm long, linear seta-like, stem leaves usually 2 - 5 pairs. Scales in the calyx (2) 4 (8) mm long, elliptical or oval, tapered or styliform tip reaching 1/5 - 1/4 of the length of the skirt. Calyx closely cylindrical, (12) 20 - 32 mm in length, (2) 3 - 4 mm wide, expanding medium, often blackish. Lamina of petals 4 - 10 mm in length, up to 3 times shorter than the nail, naked or upper surface slightly hairy, entire, toothed or deeply slashed, white, rarely pink.

subsp. petraeus; D. strictus auct. subsp. genuinus Stoj. et Acht., 1. c. Lamina of the petals entire or serrated shallow, but never deeply incised. Belasitsa Slavyanka, Pirin, Rila, the Rhodopes mountains.
subsp. kitaibelii (Janka) Stoj. comb. n .; D. strictus auct. subsp. kitaibeli (Janka) Stoj. et Acht., op. c. 80; Dianthus kitaibelii Janka in Panč., Nova Elem. Fl. Bulg. (1886) 18. Lamina of the petals, cut to half or three times shorter than the nail. Western and Central Stara Planina (Balkan mountain), Znepole.
subsp. nöeanus (Boiss.) Tutin, Rep. Spec. Nov. LXVIII (1963) 190; D. strictus auct. subsp. nöeanus (Boiss.) Stoj. et Acht. op. c. 81; D. nöeanus Boiss., Diagn. PI. Or. Ser. 1, II (1843) 67; Vel., Fl. Bulg. (1891) 70. Lamina of petals cut to the middle or substantially close to the base of the unit. Northeastern Bulgaria, Stara Planina (Balkan mountain).

Economic significance. Suitable for planting on artificial rock groups.

Flowering Time: Blooms: VI - IX.

References: „Флора на НР България”, том III, БАН, София, (1067)

Distribution in Bulgaria: On the rocks and stony mountain meadows. Northeastern Bulgaria, Stara Planina (Balkan mountain), Znepole, Belasitsa, Slavyanka, Pirin, Rila and Rhodope Mountains to 2000 m altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Romania (Western and Central), Albania, Yugoslavia, Greece.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

Medical plant: it is not -


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Dianthus petraeus 1. Dianthus petraeus 2.


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