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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Ordo: Ranunculales

Familia: Berberidaceae
Subfamilia: Podophylloideae
Genus: Bongardia
Species: B. chrysogonum – B. margalla
Name

Bongardia C.A.Mey.

Type species: Bongardia rauwolfii C.A. Mey., 1831

References

Meyer, C.A.v. 1831. Verzeichniss Pfl. Caucasus 174.

Links

Hassler, M. 2019. Bongardia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Bongardia. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 22 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Bongardia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 22.
Tropicos.org 2019. Bongardia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 22.

Vernacular names

Bongardia is a group of plants in the family Berberidaceae described as a genus in 1831.[2][3] There is only one known species, Bongardia chrysogonum, is native to North Africa, Greece, and the Middle East as far east as Pakistan.[1][4]

It is a tuberous, herbaceous plant with a large rounded tuber and attractive pinnate leaves. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). This rare and striking plant is native to rocky, montane slopes and cultivated fields where summers are dry and winters are spent under snow. It is named for Gustav Heinrich von Bongard (1786–1839), a German botanist, professor at St. Petersburg Imperial University.[5] Leaves and root are edible.[6]
Cultivation

The plants grow well in sandy well-drained soil in full sun. A porous soil and year-round protection from excessive wet are needed, drought can be tolerated. It requires hot dry conditions in summer. Propagate from seed.[7]
References

Flora of Pakistan, Page 4, Bongardia chrysogonum (Linn.) Spach
Tropicos, Bongardia C.A. Mey.
Meyer, Carl Anton. 1831. Verzeichniss Pfl. Caucasus 174.
Flowers in Israel
Czech Botany, dřišťálovité, Bongardia chrysogonum (L.) Spach
Bailey, L.H. & E.Z. Bailey. 1976. Hortus Third i–xiv, 1–1290. MacMillan, New York

Lord, Tony (2003) Flora: the Gardener's Bible; more than 20,000 garden plants from around the world. London: Cassell ISBN 0-304-36435-5

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