Gypsophila takhtafzhanii

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Gypsophila is a genus of hardy annual and perennial plants (family Caryophyllaceae). There are many species, but the one most commonly encountered in gardens is paniculata. This is not only a good border plant but also valuable as a cut flower. The plant is easily propagated from seed, or by root division before growth starts in the spring.


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Plant in Armenia

Սապնարմատ Թախտաջյանի (“Sapnarmat Takhtajyani”)

Status

Apparently disappeared from Armenia, since has not been collected for 46 years.

Habitat in Armenia

Grows in the floristic region of Dareleghis.

Habitat and ecology

Grows on rocky hills.

Biology and potential value

Has exceptional scientific interest.

Measures of protection

Search for pupations should be conducted. Newly found ones should eb protected and included in the botanical parks.

External links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsophila