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preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« on: June 19, 2012, 08:44:58 PM »
Before few days I had the wonderful opportunity to see Streptopus amplexifolius in the wild here in Germany - here are some pics to show this very rare plant ( a preglacial relict )
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2012, 08:47:25 PM »
some more :
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 08:49:43 PM »
the time for flowers was perfect :
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 08:53:21 PM »
a other very rare and interesting plant is this kind of moss ( also preglacial )
Huperzia selago and in the backround Scapania nemorea
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2012, 08:56:07 PM »
near the way Lilium martagon ( some days before flowering ) and Pinguicula
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2012, 08:58:10 PM »
and also a lot of flowering orchids ( sorry without names )
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2012, 09:53:16 PM »
Hans I like the Pinguicula and those orchids are lovely. Its nice to see the plants growing through the moss.

Angie  :)
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2012, 06:37:54 AM »
Thank you Angie  :)
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2012, 08:40:10 AM »
Nice pics of wild flora  :D Thanks Hans  ;)
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2012, 09:15:22 AM »
Thank you for your interest - I'm glad to share my pic with other plant friends

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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2012, 09:31:53 AM »
Hans,

Streptopus amplexifolius - what a fascinating plant!! Never seen a plant flowering from the underside of a leaf. You get a lot of this on certain types of orchids (bulbophyllum), but they flower from the centre of the leaf upwards.

Your plant is magical. Where did you find it? Judging by the walking poles in the first picture, it must have been quite a hike. ;) ;)
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2012, 10:09:36 AM »
Hans,

Streptopus amplexifolius - what a fascinating plant!! Never seen a plant flowering from the underside of a leaf. You get a lot of this on certain types of orchids (bulbophyllum), but they flower from the centre of the leaf upwards.

Your plant is magical. Where did you find it? Judging by the walking poles in the first picture, it must have been quite a hike. ;) ;)

Thank you Maren !
I feel like you - this is really a fascinating plant !
For the first view it looks like a polygonatum ....but if you see the flowers so it is clear that this is a different plant .
Earlier botanist have it descript as Uvularia or Convallaria - a other big difference to Polygonatum are the fruits ...they are red ( more like Convallaria )
We ( my wife and I ) found two populations of Streptopus in the Black Forest in mountains woods ( Aceri - Fagetum ) - it was a hard and difficult trip - you are right we need the walking poles and also we need a rope ....it was a wild area !
A lot of rocks ,fallen trees ,and very steep slopes ...
We saw also Aconitum lycoctonum and Ranunculus aconitifolium -sorry no pics

We need 3 days to reach this area and back....it is not accessible by car ,train or bus...the weather must be perfect to make this trip ..otherwise it is impossibly!!!

Streptopus is a interesting genus - is grows "circum polar" - that means few stations in Europe , America ,Asia

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

Hans :D
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2012, 12:10:16 PM »
Hans: Fantastic magical pictures and info re-the Streptopus! You deserve that beer after such a plant expedition! I thought that this was a North American species, so very interesting that it's found in Europe. I actually took a few pictures of a large plant in the local botanical garden here in Trondheim just a week or so ago as I had wondered if it was correct, however looking at your pictures and with  the  picture of the red berries in the autumn I think it is! Thanks for posting this!
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2012, 12:33:27 PM »
Stephen ,

I'm glad that you like my pictures and infos !
Yes ...it was NOT only one beer after this trip ... ;D

I'm surprised that this plants grows so well in the B.G. in Trondheim ...it seems they like it .
The biggest plants what I have seen was 1,10 m heigh ...it seems your plants are bigger

I have never seen before this plants in any botanical gardens ...

Hans
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Re: preglacial relict : Streptopus amplexifolius
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 03:05:11 PM »
Hans, I saw Streptopus amplexifolius often in het southeastern Poland mountains. It is not rare. I collected a plant in the Babi Gora region and is is very easy to grow in pots. Every year I get many seeds from the berries, and was succesful in getting new plants. Last year's sowing didn't succeed, surprisingly, but I hope they will germinate next spring..

In full leaf they are stunning plants growing up to almost a meter high

If someone is interested in seeds, please let me know in autumn. I'll have plenty
« Last Edit: June 21, 2012, 03:07:49 PM by Hans Pakker »
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