Ramonda serbica

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Ramonda serbica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Ramonda
Species: R. serbica
Binomial name
Ramonda serbica
  • Chaixia serbica (Pančić) O.Schwarz

Ramonda serbica, commonly known as Serbian phoenix flower, is a species in the Gesneriaceae family. It is one of the few European representatives of this falmily, found in Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. The flower was discovered by Serbian botanist Josif Pančić in 1874 near Niš.[2] It is known for its ability to be revived when watered, even when fully dehydrated.



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