CalPhotos    Photo Database

Saxifraga exarata ssp. carniolica; Carniolian Saxifrage   

Contributors      Log In  

click photo for larger file
Saxifraga exarata ssp. carniolica
Saxifraga exarata ssp. carniolica
Carniolian Saxifrage
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0416 1198 (2016-04-09)

Copyright © 2016 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Jul 22, 2008
  • latitude 46.44644   longitude 13.64972     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Mt. Mangart region, extreme northeast part of Mt. Mangart's plateau, on the small mountain pass at the beginning of 'Slovenian' trail to the top of Mt. Mangart, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: kranjski kamnokreč - , syn.: Saxifraga moschata Wulfen var. carniolica Huter, Saxifraga moschata Wulfen ssp. carniolica (Huter) Wraber, Saxifraga moschata, Saxifraga exarata ssp. moschata - Habitat: Alpine grassland, just behind a ridge, north aspect, open, mostly sunny place, calcareous ground with some acid rocks, elevation 2.150 m (7.050 feet); average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature -1 to +1 deg C, alpine phytogeographical region. Substratum: soil. Comment: Saxifraga exarata ssp. carniolica is a narrow endemic plant known only from six UTM squares (Universal Transverse Mercator grid 10 x 10 km) in Slovenian Alps and two squares from northeast Italy in West Julian Alps some 10 km west of Slovenian border. Its subspecies name is derived from 'Carniola', which is a historical name of (roughly) northwest region of present Slovenia. Since it can hardly be found below 2.000 m elevation the whole area where it can be seen is very limited. It can be recognized by glandulous hairiness and three-lobed small ground leaves. Similar Saxifraga exarata ssp. atropurpurea (Sternb.) Wraber is even rarer and grows entirely in Slovenian Alps on an even smaller area in Mt. Krn mountain group. Most of its ground leaves are entire and its flowers are beautifully reddish colored. Both are true high-mountain rarity. Ref.: (1) D. Aeschimann, K. Lauber, D.M. Moser, J.P. Theurillat, Flora Alpina, Vol. 1., Haupt (2004), p 710. (2) A. Martinči et all., Mala Flora Slovenije (Flora of Slovenia - Key) (in Slovenian), Tehnična Založba Slovenije (2007), p 241. (3) T. Wraber, 2 x Sto alpskih rastlin na Slovenskem (2 x 100 Alpine Plants of Slovenia) (in Slovenian), Prešernova družba (2006), p 70. (4) N. Jogan (ed.), Gradivo za Atlas flore Slovenije (Materials for the Atlas of Flora of Slovenia), CKSF (2001), p 339. (5) L. Poldini, Nuovo Atlante corologico delle piante vascolari nel Friuli Venezia Giulia, University of Trieste (2002), p 437.
  • camera   Nikon D70 /Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_286/2008_DSC1952
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Carniolian Saxifrage (photographer)
  • View all photos in CalPhotos of Saxifraga exarata ssp. carniolica
  • Check Google Images for Saxifraga exarata ssp. carniolica

  • The photographer's identification Saxifraga exarata ssp. carniolica has not been reviewed. Click here to review or comment on the identification.

    Using this photo   The thumbnail photo (128x192 pixels) on this page may be freely used for personal or academic purposes without prior permission under the Fair Use provisions of US copyright law as long as the photo is clearly credited with © 2016 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy. For other uses, or if you have questions, contact Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy amadej.trnkoczy[AT] (Replace the [AT] with the @ symbol before sending an email.)


    Copyright © 1995-2024 UC Regents. All rights reserved.

    CalPhotos is a project of BNHM     University of California, Berkeley