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Campanula kachethica

Kakhetian bellflower

About the plant

This bellflower is endemic to Kiziki, East Georgia, where just two small populations are known.

  • Endangered

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • Banked in the MSB
    Seeds from this plant have been banked in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, at Wakehurst in Sussex
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Facts

  • Grows best in soils with a high pH
  • Threatened by limestone quarrying
  • Seeds are banked in the MSB

Clinging to the cliffs

Campanula kachethica clings to cracks and crevices very high up in limestone cliffs.

One of the two populations is protected within Eagle Gorge National Park, a limestone rock canyon in East Georgia. Beyond the national park protection its habitat and range have been limited by limestone quarrying.

Difficult to grow from banked seed – seed scientists and horticulturists have worked together to help this plant survive
  • Endangered

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species uses a set of criteria to evaluate the extinction risk of the world’s species. The ongoing mission is to evaluate every plant species in the world.

    IUCN Red List Status:

    Not yet evaluated
    Data deficient
    Least concern
    Near threatened
    Vulnerable
    Endangered
    Critically endangered
    Extinct in the wild
    Extinct
  • Banked in the MSB
    Seeds from this plant have been banked in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, at Wakehurst in Sussex
  • Click on icon to reveal more