Syn.: Saxifraga cymosa Waldst. et Kit., nom. inval., Saxifraga heterophylla Sternb.
Family: Saxifragaceae Juss.
Saxifraga pedemontana subsp. cymosa
Distribution: It occurs in the southern and eastern Carpathians (incl. Ukraine) and in mountains of the Balkans – in its eastern part with siliceous bedrock.
Ecology: Somewhat damp, shaded rock crevices and ledges on granite and micaceous schists in elevations between 2000–2500 m. Flowering from end of June to mid-August.
Saxifraga pedemontana subsp. cymosa
Description: A perennial with numerous rosette-like flowering and non flowering shoots forming fairly dense but soft cushions. Basal leaves cuneate-flabellate, 8–20 mm long and up to 10 mm wide at the apex, shortly glandular-pubescent and ciliate especially below, palmately divided into 5–11 ovate-oblong, obtuse to subacute lobes, fresh green. Flowering stems ascending to erect, 4–10 cm long, shortly glandular-pubescent. Flowers 3–10 in fairly compact corymbose cyme. Sepals 5–6 mm, linear-oblong. Petals 10–15 mm, narrowly obovate, obtuse, white. Stamens not more than half as long as petals. Capsule subglobose.
Saxifraga pedemontana subsp. cymosa
Saxifraga pedemontana subsp. cymosa
Saxifraga pedemontana subsp. cymosa
Saxifraga pedemontana subsp. cymosa
These images were taken in Albania, Prokletije, Maja e Zeze (6. 7. 2011).