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COL OF MARIE-BLANQUE (1035m), PYRENEES, FRANCE

(By Lionel DROMARD; Dionee-Sud-Ouest-Tourbieres, August 2004)

 

Lionel Dromard is a member of DSOT : Dionee Sud-Ouest Tourbieres, a very active group involved in the knowledge of carnivorous plants.  They plan each year many visits of plants in their habitat. One of this visit was in the Col of Marie-Blanque (1035m), in the french Pyrenees.

 

Have a look in their representative website below :

 

 

Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France. Map by www.calle.com
Latitude 43.2000 Longitude -0.6000 Altitude (feet) 800
Lat (DMS) 43 12' 0N Long (DMS) 0 36' 0W Altitude (meters) 243

 

The col of Marie-Blanque(1035m), is situated in south-west of France, at the south of Pau, not far the town of Oloron-Sainte-Marie. It is a well known place for the bicycle competitors during the French Tour.

 

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora can be found at this Col but not only, this species is very abundant all over the Pyrenees moutains.

 

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat.

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat.

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat. The hibernaculum is yet produced in the center of the rosette (the hole like).

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat. The hibernaculum is yet produced in the center of the rosette (the hole like).

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat. The hibernaculum is yet produced in the center of the rosette (the hole like).

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat. The hibernaculum is yet produced in the center of the rosette (the hole like).

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat. The hibernaculum is yet produced in the center of the rosette (the hole like).

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat. The hibernaculum is yet produced in the center of the rosette (the hole like).

Photo : L. Dromard

Seeds cap of Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora.

Photo : L. Dromard

Three dry seeds caps of Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora ready to dispatch the hundreds of seeds.

Photo : L. Dromard

Cluster of Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat.

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat.

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat. The hibernaculum is yet produced in the center of the rosette (the hole like).

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat.

Photo : L. Dromard

Pinguicula grandiflora subsp. grandiflora in habitat.

Photo : L. Dromard