15th February 2018
An endemic taxon from Transcaucasia where it grows in Armenia and Talish. It grows in beech-oak-hornbeam
forests at about 1500m altitude. It grows in a very restricted area and is thought to be vulnerable to deforestation
and the collection of flowers for decoration.
Often included within G. transcaucasicus, there are some difference in leaf vernation
that may be significant.
7th February 2019