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WimB

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Soldanella
« on: July 06, 2008, 04:05:46 PM »
Hello,

I have two questions regarding soldanella:

1) I read somewhere that some species of soldanella like limestone. Could anyone give me some examples of it?
2) Is Soldanella samnitica the same as Soldanella minima?

Thanks

Wim
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Re: Soldanella
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 04:52:38 PM »
Hello,

I have two questions regarding soldanella:

1) I read somewhere that some species of soldanella like limestone. Could anyone give me some examples of it?
Thanks
Wim
Wim, I have read the same many times in books.
But I think that the reality is different. Those Soldanella growing on limestone mountains
are growing mostly in a thin layer of turf where all the eventual lime around the roots
is washed out.
One should better speak of some Soldanella species which tolerate a little lime instead of
Soldanella species needing lime!
In my opinion giving extra lime will kill them.

But if there are specialists who think I am writing rubbish, I would be happy
they convince me it's different
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Re: Soldanella
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2008, 07:37:52 PM »
Wim,

I agree with Luit it is correct what he wrote over the Soldanella.

Soldanella samnitica is a subspecies of S. minima.


Corolla broadly campanulate, divided to a quarter of its length
                       S. minima  subsp. minima

Corolla narrowly campanulate, divided to a fifth of its length
                       S. minima subsp. samnitica   
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Re: Soldanella
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2008, 08:07:20 PM »
Wim,

Here you will see a picture of  S. minima subsp. samnitica!


http://www.parcomajella.it/LgENG/bio_flora_SoldanellaDelCalcare.asp
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Re: Soldanella
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2008, 10:25:35 PM »
Luit and Franz: thanks for the info. I was going to try to grow it in a piece of tufa but that's not a good idea.
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Re: Soldanella
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2008, 08:19:43 PM »
Luit and Franz: thanks for the info. I was going to try to grow it in a piece of tufa but that's not a good idea.

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Re: Soldanella
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2008, 09:47:35 PM »
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