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Cruciferae: Cochlearia polonica

Cochlearia polonica A.Fröhl.


Cochlearia polonica A.Fröhl.

Original Distribution

South Poland, nr Olkusz


Natural stands of C.polonica were confined to shallow water courses and prings on snady ground, in places characterized by slow water and high light conditions, where the species formed a specific phyto-sociological association, Cochlearietum polonicae

Extinction Data

IUCN = N/a , Listed Extinct by WCMC 1996


The breeding system of the biennial C.polonica is mainly generative. It flowers abundandyly and produces large numbers of seeds, which can be transported by water. Seeds germinate in the late summer and plants flower in the following spring

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Information Sources

Ingelög, T. Anderson, R. & Tjernberg, M. (eds.) (1993). Red Data Book of the Baltic Region. Part 1. Swedish Threatened Species Unit., Uppsala. Tutin, T.G. et al. (eds.) (1993) Flora Europea (2st ed) Cambridge University press, Cambridge. Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN – The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.  Zarzycki, K. & Wojewoda, W. (1986) Lista roslin wymierajacych i zagrazonych w Polsce. Panstwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe 128