Oct 24, 2012

Slovakia FDC on "Nature Protection: Low Tatras National Park"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Nature Protection: Low Tatras National Park

Date of Issue : 12 October 2012

Loiseleuria procumbens - Only one species, alpine azalea, belongs to the Loiseleuria genus. This plant is found only in three locations in Slovakia nowadays. Two of these locations are in the Low Tatras National Park and therefore it became a subject of stamp issue connected with this area. Alpine azalea is very rare and its appearance is very isolated in Slovakia (the closest locations are distant more than 300 km). This species is protected by law and included in the Red List of Endangered Plants in category of critically endangered species.

Saxifraga mutata - Saxifraga genus contains about 440 species. The Saxifrage species is spread in the Alps and the West Carpathians. In the Carpathians we can find it only in one area that is part of Slovakia, in NAPANT (Low Tatras National Park). This area represents the northernmost isolated appearance of this species.

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