Saxifraga oppositifolia


 
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Lake Constance Saxifrage
(Saxifraga oppositifolia ssp. amphibia)

 
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distribution:

Austria: Lake Constance
Germany: Lake Constance / Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria
Switzerland: Lake Constance

 
local name:

Bodensee-Steinbrech - Germany

 
size: ?

extinction date: last seen in 1967

 
This subspecies of the Opposite-leaved Saxifrage was once distributed around the Lake Constance, where it was a member of the lakeshore community.

The last specimens where found in the year 1965.

Unfortunately this form seems to have never been held in cultivation.

 
References:

- Michael Dienst; Markus Peintinger; Irene Strang: Rückgang der Strandrasen-Arten am Bodenseeufer – Verbreitungs- karten von Myosotis rehsteineri und Saxifraga oppositifolia subsp. amphibia. – AGBU-Thema des Monats November 2004, Konstanz