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Pulsatilla alba
Pulsatilla alba
White Alpine Pasqueflower
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0615 0002 (2015-06-01)

Copyright © 2015 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

 
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  • date of photo  May 18, 2015
  • latitude 46.43736   longitude 13.63956     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Mt. Mangart's flats, next to the Mt. Mangart alpine road, at the beginning of access road to Mangart alpine cottage, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: beli kosmatinec - syn.: Pulsatilla alpina (L.) Delarb. ssp. alba, Pulsatilla alpina ssp. alpicola (Rouy & Fouc) Neumayer, Pulsatilla alpina ssp. austriaca Aich. & Schweg, Pulsatilla micrantha. - Habitat: Stony alpine grassland, south inclined mountain slope; open, calcareous ground with some siliceous, acid component, full sun, half dry place, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 1 - 2 deg C, elevation 1.850 m (6.100 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil. - Comment: Pulsatilla alba is endemic to Southeast Alps. It is a quite rare and protected plant of our mountains because it requires at least to some extent siliceous, acid ground, which is not common in Slovenia. Mt. Mangart's flats are one of the few places, where one can find it. Pulsatilla alba is a beautiful and tender plant as all other seven species and subspecies of this genus thriving in Slovenia. Most of them are rare too, or at least they are not so easy to find. This is partly so because they bloom very early when not many of other plants already bloom. Taxonomy of this species and similar relatives, which are usually grouped under the name Pulsatilla alpina aggregate, has been much discussed and several names have been used by different authors. Plants photographed were growing in a group of four. - Uredba o zavarovanih prostoživečih rastlinskih vrstah, poglavje A, Uradni list RS, št. 46/2004 (Regulation of protected wild plants, chapter A, Official Gazette of Republic Slovenia, no. 46/2004), (2004). Pravilnik o uvrstitvi ogroženih rastlinskih in živalskih vrst v rdeči seznam, Uradni list RS, št. 82/2002 (Regulation of enlisting of endangered plant and animal species onto Red List), Official Gazette of Republic Slovenia, no. 82/2002), (2002). Enlisted in the Slovene Red List of rare and endangered species, marked by 'R' representing a rare species. - Ref.: (1) A. Martinči et all., Mala Flora Slovenije, Tehnična Založba Slovenije (2007) (in Slovene), p 134. (2) D. Aeschimann, K. Lauber, D.M. Moser, J.P. Theurillat, Flora Alpina, Vol. 1., Haupt (2004), p 146. (3) M.A. Fischer, W. Adler, K. Oswald, Exkursionsflora Österreich Liechtenstein, Südtirol, LO Landesmuseen, Linz, Austria (2005), p 302.
  • camera   Nikon D700/Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_875/2015_DSC6692
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

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  • common names   White Alpine Pasqueflower (photographer)
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