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Gentiana orbicularis
Gentiana orbicularis
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Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 1019 1186 (2019-10-19)

Copyright © 2019 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Oct 16, 2019
  • latitude 46.43965   longitude 13.64111     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Mt. Mangart's flats, above the mountain hut but below the terminal loop of the Mangart's tool road, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: okroglolistni svišč - syn.: Gentiana favratii Rittener, Gentiana verna L. var. favratii Rittener, Gentiana brachyphylla subsp. favratii (Rittener) Tutin, Calathiana orbicularis (Schur) Holub - Habitat: on steep, stony, patchy grassland among rocks; calcareous ground; full sun, south aspect; elevation 1.940 m (6.365 feet); average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 0 - 2 deg C, alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: soil. - Comment: Gentiana orbicularis is a tiny, hardly taller than 5 cm, and very beautiful plant growing only at high elevations from subalpine to subnival level. It seems to be among the rarest of the 16 Slovenian taxa of the genus Gentiana. It is protected in several countries including Austria and Germany. I was quite surprised, when I found several plants in bloom so late in the year. - Ref.: (1) Personal communication (Conf.) with Dr. Igor Dakskobler, Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2) M.A. Fischer, W. Adler, K. Oswald, Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol, LO Landesmuseen, Linz, Austria (2005), p 695. (3) A. Martinči et all., Mala Flora Slovenije (Flora of Slovenia - Key) (in Slovenian), Tehnična Založba Slovenije (2007), p 509. (4) D. Aeschimann, K. Lauber, D.M. Moser, J.P. Theurillat, Flora Alpina, Vol. 2., Haupt (2004), p 20.
  • camera   Camera: Sony ILCE6000 / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar E 16-70 mm/f4
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_1263/2019_DSC01517
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Not Found (photographer)
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