Dianthus microlepis Boiss.

Dianthus microlepis Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Or. Ser. 1,1(1843) 22; Vel., Fl. Bulg. (1891) 71; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. I (1924) 245; Стоян. Ахт., Сборн. БАН XXIX (1935) 72; D. microlepis var. degeni Stoj. et Acht., op. c. 74; D. microlepis var. musalae Vel., Fl. Bulg. Suppl. I (1898) 41; D. pumilio Deg. et Urum., Mag. Bot. Lap. XIII (1914) 176 —Дребнолюспест карамфил

Fam:  Caryophyllaceae Juss.
Genus:   Dianthus L.
Species: Dianthus microlepis Boiss.
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A perennial plant with a highly stiff root, with many stems, with many stems, forming aggregate ground pads, in sizes from 2 to 10 cm. The stems without leaves or with 1 - 2 pairs of small husk-similar leaves. Basal leaves 10 - 20 mm in length, 1.2 - 1.5 mm wide at its tip little dumb. The calyx leaves 2, often remote from the base of the calyx, tunicates, oval, sometimes grassy tip. Calyx from 9 to 10.5 mm in length, gradually expanding to the tip. Lamina of petals 6 - 7 mm in length, purple. Economic significance. Suited for planting on artificial rock groups, especially in mountain gardens and parks.

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

Dianthus microlepis var. musalae was described by Josef Velenovský. The name is considered as validly published. Dianthus microlepis var. musalae is a variety in the genus Dianthus which contains approximately 435 to 658 species and belongs to the family of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family). The type species of the genus is Dianthus caryophyllus. The perennials reach heights of 2 to 5 centimetres. Leaves
Dianthus microlepis var. musalae has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are lanceolate and entire. Dianthus microlepis var. musalae produces light pink many-stellate flowers. Distribution
Dianthus microlepis var. musalae is native to to the mountain regions of Bulgaria.

Dianthus microlepis was described by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1843. The name is considered as validly published.

-  Dianthus brachyanthus
-  Dianthus microlepis f. alba
-  Dianthus microlepis subsp. degenii
-  Dianthus microlepis var. degenii
-  Dianthus musalae
-  Dianthus pumilio
-  Dianthus pumilus
From Hortipedia

Flowering Time: Blooms: VI - IX.

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

Distribution in Bulgaria: In grassy and stony places, and on the rocks in the alpine region of mountains. Central Stara Planina (Balkan), Vitosha, the Western border mountains (Osogovska Mountain), Pirin, Rila and Rhodope Mountains, between 1400 and 2700 meters altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Total distribution. Yugoslavia (Macedonia - Shar Mountain). Balkan endemic.

Conservation status and threats: protected species in Bulgaria by theBiodiversity Law. Законодателство на Република България: Закон за биологичното разнообразие

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