Saxiifraga ferdinandi-coburgi Kell.

Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi Kell. et Stind., Allg. Bot. Zeitschr. 1901 (1901)116; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Bale. 1(1925)643; D. A. Webb, Fl. Eur. 1(1964)378; S. ferdinandi-coburgi var. macedonica Deg. ex Drenov., Върху Бог. Особ. Флора Алиботуш (1933)9; S. Radoslavovii var. macedonica Drenov., Лепидопт. Пояси Алиботуш (1933)10; S. ferdinandi-coburgivar. rhodopea Kell. et Stoj., Изв. Природонауч. инст. 11(1929)2; S. ferdinandi-coburgi var. Radoslavovii Stoj., op. c. IV(1931)148 — Македонска каменоломка

Fam:   Saxifragaceae Juss.
Genus:   Saxifraga L.
Species: Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi Kell.
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Perennial thick tussock like. Stems creeping, from 1.5 to 7 cm long, with numerous remains of leaves, branched, forming compact cushions. Leaves successive; at the base collected in a thick cylindrical rosette (3) 5 - 7 (10) mm long and 1 - 1.5 mm wide, elliptical to linear oblong, at the base slightly expanded, squatting on the edge ciliates, up, entire, with a clear cartilage rim, leather, naked, on top with a short curled tip, green to gray-green encrusted with calcium salts; Stem leaves 3 (5) - 6 (8) mm long and 1 mm wide, oblong, the base slightly expanded, squatting on top with a short curled tip, densely glandular. Flowering branches erect, (1.7) 3 - 8 cm tall, simple, green, densely covered with short sticky on top dark red to brown glandular hairs. Clusters peak umbel like loose panicle, flowering branches spreading, densely glandular hairy brown, the blossoms (5) 7 - 12 (13). Bracts 4 - 5 mm long and 1 - 1.5 mm wide, elliptic lance, green, usually glandular ciliate edge. Blossom stems (3) 4 - 8 (16) mm long, glandular pubescent, usually longer than the box. Sepals fused at the base of 3 - 4 (5) mm long and from 1 to 1.5 (2) mm wide, triangular, elliptical, to blunt pointed, from the outer side and along the edge of a thick, red top of glandular hairs fetal face. Petals 5 - 7 mm long and 3 - 4 mm wide, elongated ovoid back, the core is gradually narrowed in the claw, entire, golden yellow, glabrous, equal to each other, 1.5 - 2 times larger than the calyx. The stems of the stamen fiber like, gradually expanded at his base, anthers yellow. Box 4 - 6 mm long and 3 - 4 mm wide, ovoid-shaped, pedicles spread. Seeds 0.7 to 0.8 mm long, ovate, pointed at the top, with perfectly fine sharp dark brown papillae.

Flowering Time: Blooms V - VIII, fruitful VIII - IX.

References: „Флора на НР България”, том IV, БАН, София, (1970)

Distribution in Bulgaria: In rock rifts, limestone, in the mountain and high-mountain belt. Slavianka, Pirin, Rhodope Mountains (Red Wall Mursalitsa, Trigrad village, Devin), from 900 to 2900 m altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Bulgaria, northern Greece. Balkan endemic.

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

This species is included in "The Red Data Book of PR Bulgaria", vol. I, Plants, Bulg.Acad.Sci., Sofia, (1984), as rare, threatened, glacial relict,

and not included in "Червена книга на Реп. България - електронно издание", vol. I, Plants, Bulg.Acad.Sci., Sofia, (2012)

Medical plant: it is not -

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi 1. Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi 2. Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi 3. Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi 4.

Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi 5. Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgi 6. Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgii 7. Saxifraga ferdinandi-coburgii 8.


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