Ramonda nathaliae

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Ramonda nathaliae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Ramonda
Species: R. nathaliae
Binomial name
Ramonda nathaliae
Pancic & Petrovic

Ramonda nathaliae, also known as Natalie's Ramonda, is a species of flower in the genus Ramonda that grows in Serbia[where?] and Macedonia, mostly in the east of both[citation needed] countries. The flower is well known on the Nidze mountain near Bitola in Macedonia, where at Kajmakchalan peak, in the World War I battle of Kajmakchalan, the Serbian Army suffered a loss of nearly 5,000 soldiers before they were victorious against the Bulgarian Army.[1][relevant? ]

The flower was named after the Serbian queen Natalija Obrenovic.[1] It is also known as the phoenix flower[citation needed], referring to the resurrection of the Serbian state from the destruction during World War I.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 'Nikolic pays homage to fallen Serbian soldiers', Tanjug.rs, 11 October 2012.