Campanula sparsa Friv.

3039 (30). C. sparsa Friv., Magyar Tud. Társ. Evk. 4 (2) (1840) 201; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. 2 (1930) 547, p.p.; Fedorov, Fl. Eur 4 (1976) 79, p.p.; C. sphaerotrix p.p., auct. fl. bulg. non Friv. - Рехавоцветна камбанка 

Fam:   Campanulaceae Adans
Genus:   Campanula L.
Species: Campanula sparsa Friv.
English Name: x   x   x


Annual plant. The root 10 - 15 (20) cm long, shallowly, slightly branched. Stem (30) 40 - 90 (100) cm high, upstraight, barely or almost from the base with long, straight, upward branches, with four edges or with vaguely four edges with narrow, sometimes shortly bristly rough edges, shortly even to scattered fiber, hairs flat, soft, 1 - 2 mm long, protruding. The basal leaves back lance, 30 - 35 mm long, 8 - 12 mm wide, gradually narrowed in short narrow-winged stem or almost sitting down, in the period of flowering, dry, short fibrous; in the middle, the stem leaves narrowly lance, narrow to broadly lance, 45 - 90 (95) mm long, 7 - 11 (12) mm wide, sitting down, shallowly dull jagged, gradually tapered or on the top rounded, bare fibrous or predominantly bottom surface scattered fibrous; the hairs 0.5 - 1.5 mm long. Inflorescence whispering, oblong, loose, with many blossoms. The calyx shares striking, 4 - 10 mm long, more or less spread out, bare, with the edges with 1 - 2 (3) short (0,1 - 0,3 mm) upward teeth, the fruit 12 - 20 mm long at the base 2 - 2.3 mm wide, curved or twisted, up to 2 times longer than the box. Corolla (16) 18 - 25 mm long, blue or pale blue, funnel with a tube almost equal to or slightly longer than the corolla shares, inside with long silky hairs. Stamens 4 - 6.5 mm long, with short, basically upwardly expanded silk fibrous stems; anthers 3,5 - 4 mm, 1,7 - 2,5 times longer than the stamen stems. The box narrowly back conical, (6) 7 - 10 mm long, thin skinny, bare, rarely unevenly covered with small white warts, with 10 protruding veins. The seeds are elliptical, 0.5-0.6mm long, brown to dark brown, with a smooth glossy surface, with a fine reddish-brown line pattern.

From „Флора на Република България”, том XI, БАН, Акад. Изд. „Проф. Марин Дринов”, София, (2013)

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Campanula sparsa Friv. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Campanula (family Campanulaceae).
The record derives from WCSP which reports it as an accepted name (record 366372) with original publication details: Magyar Tud. Társ. Évk. 7: 201 1836-1838 publ. 1840.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


Campanula expansa Friv. [Illegitimate]




Neocodon sparsus (Friv.) Kolak. & Serdyuk.




From The Plant List > Campanula sparsa Friv.

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Campanula sparsa Friv. [family CAMPANULACEAE]
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K), K000814268
Herbarium Specimens
Resource Type
Grisebach, A.H.R., #s.n.
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of (Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of)
Campanula sparsa Friv. [family CAMPANULACEAE] (stored under name)
Campanula sphaerothrix Griseb. [family CAMPANULACEAE]; Verified by Grisebach
Herbarium Hookerianum 1867

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Flowering Time: Blooms: VI - VIII, Fruitful VII - X.

References: „Флора на Република България”, том XI, БАН, Акад. Изд. „Проф. Марин Дринов”, София, (2013), The Plant List > Campanula sparsa Friv.,

Distribution in Bulgaria: Grow in wooded areas, bushes, meadows, on the outskirts of forests and in the scrubbers, on moderately moist and dry shallow soils mainly on a silicate rock base, from the xerothermic oak belt to the coniferous forest belt, more often in mixed deciduous forests in communities of Quercus dalechampii, Q. frainetto, Q. cerris, Fagus sylvatica. Stara Planina, Znepole region, Vitosha region, Western border mountains, Belasitsa, Slavyanka, Pirin, Rila, Sredna Gora, Rhodope Mountains from 500 to 1300 (1600) m altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Southeastern Europe (Albania, Greece, former Yugoslavia, Hungary, Romania).

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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