Ramonda serbica

Ramonda serbica grows in shady crevices of calcareous rocks in altitudes of 400–1500 m on the mountains of Mitsikeli and Tymfi (Timfi), Zagori, Epirus, Greece

Ramonda serbica, commonly known as Serbian phoenix flower, is a species in the Gesneriaceae family. It is one of the few European representatives of this falmily, found in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, FYROM and Serbia. The flower was discovered by Serbian botanist Josif Pančić in 1874 near Niš. It is known for its ability to be revived when watered, even when fully dehydrated.

In Greece it is protected by the Presidential decree 67/81.

Ecology: Shady crevices of calcareous rocks in altitudes of 400–1500 m on the mountains of Mitsikeli and Tymfi (Timfi).

Photos by geozagori

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