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Saxifraga genus contains about 440 species and these are spread in mountains of the Northern Hemisphere. The Latin word Saxifraga comes from Latin words saxum what means “rock“ and fragus what means “to break“. The Slovak name “Lomikameň” then literally means “stone-breaker”. The Saxifrage species e 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. This species is found in limestone rocks and screes in the range between 1,250...

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