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|The Haberlea rhodopensis belongs to the family GESNERIACEAE-GESNERIIDES, which includes tropical plants. Survived the ice age in some Greek Rhodope Mountains in protected locations with climate similar to the tropics. It grows in moist, partial shade, in crevices of limestone rocks, at altitudes up to 1950 m. and low in the canyons as the Strait of Nestos. Having 2-5 flowers blue - purple top and bottom whitish, yellow and porfyrochroma dots inside the neck. It flowers from April to mid-July. Included in the Red Data Book of Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece|
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