Chamaecytisus calcareus (Vel.) Kuzm.

1664 (13). Ch. calcareus (Vel.) Kuzm., comb. et. st. nova; Cytisus pygmaeus var. calcareus Vel., Fl. Bulg. Suppl. I (1898) 71; Cytisus austriacus var. calcareus (Vel.) Stoj. et Stef., Фл. Бълг. изд. 1, II (1925) 624; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. I (1926) 901; C. supinus subsp. austriacus var. jankae f. calcareus (Vel.) Stoj, et Stef., Фл. Бълг. изд. 2 (1933) 583 — Скален зановец

Chamaecytisus calcareus (Velen.) Kuzmanov is an accepted name
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Fam:   Leguminose Juss. (Fabaceae)
Genus:   Chamaecytisus Link
Species: Chamaecytisus calcareus (Vel.) Kuzm.
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ђ. Bush 10.0 - 20.0 (30.0) cm high. Stem from the base branched, woodened, scattered spread fiber or naked, round. Gray-brown bark, cracked. Branches recumbent or upward, upward  errect. Shoots 10.0 - 15.0 cm long, 1.0 (1.5) mm in diameter and branches densely spread straight fibrous. Leaves triple; axis (5.0) 8.0 - 10.0 (-15.0) mm long, long fibrous spread. Sheets (10.0) 15.0 -  20.0 (22.0) mm long and (3.0) 5.0 - 8.0 mm wide, extended elliptic to ovate elliptical back, at the base wedge narrowed in short, to 1.0 mm long fibrous little stems,  on top tapered to blunt, short-pointed, entire, more dark green above, diluted to densely straight when lying fibrous, gray-green below, densely straight fibrous fitting. Blossoms (3) 5 - 6 (8) in the inflorescences of head enveloped the above stem leaves at the tips of branches. Blossom stems 3.0 - 4.0 mm in length, thick outstretched straight fibrous, often at the top with textured lancet or linear leaflets. Calyx 12.0 - 14.0 mm long and 5.0 - 6.0 mm wide, with thick spread soft hairs, 1/3 bilabial, upper lip 1/3 two-pronged, wide triangular teeth, the lower 1/3 drills with styliform teeth. Corolla 20.0 - 22.0 (24.0) mm long. Flag 10.0 - 12.0 mm wide, elliptical ovoid back on top shallow incised in the bottom third more or less narrowed in a narrow long fingernail; longer than the wings and keel, pale yellow to whitish, back more or less thick fiber. Elliptical wings to shovel-like, basically narrowed in thin long nails; slightly longer than the keel, pale yellow (to whitish) naked or at the bottom and the edge absently fiber. The keel elliptical, slightly crescent at the base with thin long nails, pale yellow (to whitish), goals edge absently fiber. Beans 2.0 - 3.0 cm long and 4.0 - 5.0 mm wide, oblong, the top stretched, narrow elliptical cross section, the surfaces and edges densely fitting to spread straight fibrous, 3 - 5-seed. Seeds 2.0 - 2.5 mm long and 1.8 - 2.2 mm wide, lenticular ovate, brown, smooth.

Note. Ch. calcareus is close environment with Ch. jankae, from which it differs in total by indumentum of the calyx (Conf. Velenovsky, 1898), therefore originally was referred to Ch. pygmaeus. Hayek (1926), based on indumentum of the leaves it refers to Ch. austriacus. The last type differs in size, flower corolla, indumentum and ecology, so in this paper was formed as a separate species. Ch. pygmaeus is also a race with small amounts determined by alpine conditions, but the nature of indumentum differs significantly from austriacus.

Lectotypus: Supra Bellidiehan in calcareis. V. 1893. Leg. J. Velenovsky (PRC -!).

„Флора на НР България”, том VI, БАН, София, (1976)

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Chamaecytisus calcareus (Velen.) Kuzmanov is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Chamaecytisus (family Leguminosae).
The record derives from Tropicos which reports it as an accepted name (record 100309925) with original publication details: in Fl. Nar. Republ. Bulgariya 6: 103 103 1976.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:
From The Plant List

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Flowering Time: Blooms: V – VII, fruitful: VII - VIII.

References: „Флора на НР България”, том VI, БАН, София, (1976), "The Plant List"

Distribution in Bulgaria: Grows in dry rocky and grassy places around shrubs and sparse forests, most often in communities of Pinus nigra, Carpinus orientalis, Quercus pubescens, in the plains and foothills mainly of limestone. West Fore, West and Central Stara Planina (Balkan mountain), Znepole region, Sofia region, Vitosha Region, West Frontier Mountains (Kyustendil), Rhodopes (station Kostandovo, Velingrad) mountains, Thracian Lowland (Besaparski Hills), from sea level up to about 1000 m altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Albania, Yugoslavia. Balkan endemic.

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

Medical plant: it is not medical plant -

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