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Fam.: Caryophyllaceae / Campion Fam.      

Synon.:  Dianthus scaber  CHAIX  subsp. cutandae  (PAU) TUTIN

Genus:  Dianthus  L.
 

Authors:
   WILLK.:  Heinrich Moritz Willkomm (1821 - 1895), German botanist
   F.N.WILLIAMS:  Frederic Newton Williams (1862 - 1923), British botanist
   CHAIX:  Dominique Chaix (1730 - 1799), French priest and botanist
   PAU:  Carlos Pau (1857 - 1937), Spanish pharmacist and botanist
   TUTIN:  Thomas Gaskell Tutin (1908 - 1987), English botanist
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
 

Etymology:
   Dianthus:   dios = Zeus, anthos = blossom
   legionensis:   from Leon (Spain)
   scaber:   rough
   cutandae:   Vicente Cutanda y Jarauta (1804 - 1866), botanist in Madrid (Spain)
 

Dianthus legionensis is growing on dry calcareous plateaus in the interior of Spain. The species was described from the province of Leon, but it occurs also more south and east. Other authors handled it as subspecies of Dianthus lusitanus, Dianthus scaber, and Dianthus toletanus. The bottom side of the petals is looking greenish.

 

Dianthus legionensis / Cutanda's Pink, E Prov.  Cuenca 11.7.2003
Fig. 1:  Dianthus legionensis / Cutanda's Pink
E Prov. Cuenca 11.7.2003

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