The Autonomic Public Administration has confirmed the presence of a new flower species, “Succisa Pratensis”, also called “devil bite”, in the municipal borders of Güéjar Sierra (Granada) , inside of Natural Park of Sierra Nevada. This discovery means a new species to the flora of this Natural Park. “Junta de Andalucía” said in a press statement that this taxon hadn’t been detected in Andalusia until now, though a uncertain flower exists in Jaén.
After the discovery by a monuntain guide, Junta de Andalucía has assessed the population and has collected a few seeds to be included in the Andalusie Vegetable Bermplasm Bank as well as the collections of the Hoya de Pedraza botanical garden. The outcome of the assessment give more than 500 individuals, concentrated in a single stock.
This new species belongs to “dipsacáceas” family. Its stem can grow up to 100 centimeters tall and the majority of its leaves are in the basal zone. It could be easy to identify for its violet and blue petals.
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