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Galanthus panjutinii (Panjutin’s snowdrop)

Galanthus panjutinii is an endangered snowdrop from Russia and Georgia.
Galanthus panjutinii (Panjutin's snowdrop)

Galanthus panjutinii (Photo: Olga Bondareva)

Species information

Scientific name: 

Galanthus panjutinii Zubov & A.P.Davis

Common name: 

Panjutin’s snowdrop

Conservation status: 

Endangered according to IUCN Red List criteria.


Subalpine and middle montane forest belts on calcareous ridges; along streams, in forest clearings, on limestone outcrops, rarely in inversion dells.

Key Uses: 

None known.

Known hazards: 

Snowdrops (Galanthus species) and their bulbs are poisonous to humans and can cause nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting if eaten in large quantities.


Genus: Galanthus

About this species

An endangered snowdrop from Russia and Georgia, Galanthus panjutinii is one of 20 described species of Galanthus. It was recently recognised as a new species by Dmitriy Zubov (National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine) and Kew botanist Aaron Davis.

This snowdrop is named in honour of the climber and naturalist Platon Sergeyevich Panjutin (1889–1946) who made significant studies of the flora of Abkhazia. It flowers from March to June, depending on the elevation.


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