Petrorhagia prolifera (L.) P. W. Ball et Heywood

902(5). P. prolifera (L.) P. W. Ball et Heywood, Bull. Brit. Mus. (Bot.) III (1964) 161; Dianthus prolifer L., Sp. Pl. ed. 1 (1753) 410; Tunica prolifera (L.) Scop., Fl. Carn. ed. 2, 1 (1772) 299; Стоян. Стеф., Фл. Бълг. изд. 1, 1(1924) 388; Kohlrauschia prolifera (L.) Kunth, Fl. Berol. 1 (1838) 109; VeL, Fl. Bulg. (1891) 84; Hayek, Prodr. FL Penins. Balc.I(1924)224 — Обикновена мантийка

Fam:   Caryophyllaceae Juss.
Genus:   Petrorhagia (Ser.)
Species: Petrorhagia prolifera (L.) P. W. Ball et Heywood
English Name: Childing-pink, Proliferous-pink 


Annual plant. Stem up to 50 cm high, usually not branched, naked or rugged. Stem leaves up to 40 mm long and 2 mm wide, linearly oblong, with 3 veins. Leaf vagina usually as long, so wide. Flowers located in the heads. The bracts are brown tiny, the largest 6 - 12 (13) mm long, 3 - 8 mm wide, blunt, the outermost tapered. The calyx trumpet or bulging trumpet, 10 - 13 mm long, with 5 longitudinal veins, with elongated blunt teeth on the tip. The petals are backward heartbeat, rounded, pink, purple or white. The seed is 1,3 – 1,9 mm long, 0,8 – 1,2 mm wide with mesh surface.

From „Флора на НР България”, том III, БАН, София, (1967)

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Petrorhagia prolifera (L.) P.W.Ball & Heywood is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Petrorhagia (family Caryophyllaceae).
The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on 2012-03-23) which reports it as an accepted name with original publication details: Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.) Bot. 3: 161 1964.

From “The Plant List” -

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Flowering Time: Blooms: V - VIII.

References: „Флора на НР България”, том III, БАН, София, (1967), “The Plant List” -

Distribution in Bulgaria: Growing in dry rocky and grassy places in the plains and foothills. Widespread throughout the country, up to 1200 meters altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Europe, the Mediterranean, Caucasus, Southwestern Asia, North Africa, Macronesia.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Law. - Biological Diversity Act -

Medical plant: it is not - Medicinal Plants Act -

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