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Hypecoum ponticum

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Latin nameHypecoum ponticum Velen.
Conservation status and threatsNOT protected species in Bulgaria. Endangered in Red Data Book of Bulgaria [Antoaneta Petrova. 2010. In: Red Data Book of Bulgaria, 2010]
Description and identificationAnnual plant. Stems 1030 cm high, spreading or ascending, glaucous (as the leaves), waxy. Leaves 23-pinnatisect, basal leaves in a rosette. Flowers pale yellow, terminal, solitary or in lax few-flowered inflorescences. Sepals 2, ovoid, dropping off. Petals 4, the outer two elliptical-rhomboid, 89 mm long, the inner shorter, cuneate at base, blade tri-lobed, the middle lobe twice as long as the lateral. Fruit is a segmented curved capsule, 45 cm long. Fl. VIIIX, fr. VIIIXI. Insect pollination. Reproduction by seeds [Antoaneta Petrova. 2010. In: Red Data Book of Bulgaria, 2010].
Distribution in BulgariaBlack Sea coast, valley of Struma River, Rila Mts (Samokov plain); up to 1000 m alt [Antoaneta Petrova, 2010].
General distributionBalkan Peninsula (Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey) [Antoaneta Petrova, 2010].

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