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Pilosella mayeri (Vollm.) Soják

Long-stoloned Mouse-ear Hawkweed (Pilosella mayeri 

The Long-stoloned Mouse-ear Hawkweed is, or was, a unfixed natural occuring hybrid that was restricted to two localities, the Mittelberg near Tegernheim as well as the Scheuchenberg near Donaustauf, both in Bavaria, Germany.

This form is now apparently extinct.

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edited: 02.10.2020

Hydropsyche tobiasi Malicky

Tobias’ Caddisfly (Hydropsyche tobiasi)

Tobias’ Caddisfly was described in 1977 on the basis of specimens that had been collected in 1938.

The species apparently lived in the vicinity of the Main- and Rhine Rivers, and its aquatic larvae (which, however, are completely unknown) developed in these rivers. The Main as well as the Rhine were very polluted during the 20th century, which led to the local extinction of many fish species – and obviously also to the global extinction of this certain aquatic insect.

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edited: 13.08.2022

Saxifraga oppositifolia ssp. amphibia (Sünd.) Braun-Blanq.

Lake Constance Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia ssp. amphibia)

The Purple Saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia L.) is split into about eight to ten subspecies which are found in arctic, sub-arctic and mountainous regions of North America, Asia and Europe, one, the one discussed here, was restricted to the shores of Lake Constance located between Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

The plants grew in the beach-meadows, together with at least two other, local endemic plant species; about 30 populations were known, the last of the Bavarian populations disappeared at around 1959 while others survived until at least to 1978; however, this form is now completely extinct.

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Photo: Robert Flogaus-Faust

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edited: 02.08.2022