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Centaurea mannagettae

Pirin Centaury

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Common name

Pirin Centaury


Scientific name

Centaurea mannagettae Podp.


Conservation status and threats

PROTECTED species in Bulgaria.


Description and identification

Herbaceous perennial plant. Stem is 20-50 cm high. Leaves are odd pinnately compound; Appendages of involucral phyllaries are narrowly triangular, rusty brown, ciliated, with or without a short thorn at the top; the fruit wing longer than the fruit itself. Flowering June - August[1].


Habitat

Limy, stony and shrubby places[2].


Distribution in Bulgaria

In the next floristic regions: Thracian Plane, The Tundzha Hilly Plane, The Rila, The Pirin and The Slavianka (Delipavlov et al., 2003).


General distribution

Endemic to the Balkans.


Notes

Some authors divide the species into 2 subspecies: Centaurea mannagettae subs. pirinica (D. Jord.) Koz. and Centaurea mannagettae subs. mannagetae. The species is included as the subspecies Centaurea mannagettae subs. pirinica in Annex 3 of the Bulgarian Biodiversity Act.



Sources

[1] Delipavlov et al., 2003, translated by Ana Todorova.

[2] Delipavlov et al., 2003, translated by Ana Todorova.


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