Scabiosa achaeta


 
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Brdjani Pin Cushion Flower
(Scabiosa achaeta)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

Serbia: Okrug Moravica

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
The so called Brdjani gorge stretches along the highway between the two cites of Čačak and Gornji Milanovac in the western central Serbia. It is characterized by a serpentine soil and has a steppe-like flora containing a large amount of endemic plant forms.

The Brdjani Pin Cushion Flower is one of these endemic plant species. It is now considered extinct.

 
References:

- V. Stevanovi; Kit Tan; G. Iatrou: Distribution of the endemic Balkan flora on serpentine I. obligate serpentine endemics. Pl. Syst. Evol., 242: 149-170 (2003)
- Vićentijević-Marković Gordana: The serpentinophytae of the brdjani gorge. Acta agriculturae Serbica, vol. 9, iss. 17, pp. 65-72, 2004