Ramonda nathaliae

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Ramonda nathaliae
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Ramonda
R. nathaliae
Binomial name
Ramonda nathaliae
  • Chaixia nathaliae (Pančić & Petrović) O.Schwarz

Ramonda nathaliae, also known as Natalie's ramonda (Serbian: Наталијина рамонда / Natalijina ramonda, Macedonian: Наталиева рамонда, romanizedNatalieva ramonda), is a species of flowering plant in the genus Ramonda that grows in Serbia, North Macedonia (mostly in the east of both[citation needed] countries) and Greece (Kilkis prefecture). The flower is considered a symbol of the Serbian Army's struggle during World War I.[2] The plant was scientifically described in 1884 from specimens growing around Niš, by Sava Petrović and Josif Pančić, who named it after Queen Natalija Obrenović.[3]

This is a small poikilohydryc plant[4][5][6] growing to 10 cm (3.9 in) in height. It grows from rocks at an angle, allowing rainwater to run off the surface of the leaves. It is hardy down to −15 °C (5 °F). In late spring, clusters of flat, lilac blue flowers rise from basal rosettes of rounded crenate evergreen leaves. In cultivation in the UK this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[7][8]

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  1. ^ The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species, retrieved 3 October 2015
  2. ^ President honors Serbian WW1 soldiers in Greece: In commemoration of Armistice Day, President Tomislav Nikolić paid homage to fallen Serbian soldiers at the Greek island of Vido.
  3. ^ Blečić, Petar (11 December 2015). "Kap vode ih vraća u život". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  4. ^ Drazic, Gordana; Mihailovic, Nevena; Stevanovic, Branka (1999). "Chlorophyll Metabolism in Leaves of Higher Poikilohydric Plants Ramonda serbica Panč. and Ramonda nathaliae Panč. et Petrov. during Dehydration and Rehydration". Journal of Plant Physiology. 154 (3): 379–384. doi:10.1016/S0176-1617(99)80184-9. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  5. ^ Babani, Fatbardha. "Ecophysiological differences between poikilohydric plants Ramonda serbica and Ramonda nathaliae. 5th International Syposium of Ecologist of Montenegro, 2013". Retrieved 23 August 2020. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Rakić, Tamara; Lazarević, Maja; Jovanović, Živko S.; Radović, Svetlana; Siljak-Yakovlev, Sonja; Stevanović, Branka; Stevanović, Vladimir (2014). "Resurrection plants of the genus Ramonda: prospective survival strategies – unlock further capacity of adaptation, or embark on the path of evolution?". Frontiers in Plant Science. 4: 550. doi:10.3389/fpls.2013.00550. PMC 3887321. PMID 24454318.
  7. ^ "RHS Plantfinder - Ramonda nathalie". Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ "AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 84. Retrieved 24 September 2018.

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