Papaver lateritium C. Koch, 1854
Common names: Armenian Poppy [En], Armenischer Mohn [De], Potot, Turuncu gelincik [Tu]
IUCN Status: VU (Vulnerable)
Olgunlar, ARTVİN ● Turkey
Description: A tufted hairy perennial to 45-60 cm tall.
The leaves mostly basal, lanceolate, coarsely toothed to pinnately lobed.
The flowers, borne singly, or occasionally in groups of up to 3, are apricot to brick-red, 4.5-6cm across; sepals covered in long yellowish hairs.
The smooth fruit capsule is obovate-clavate, glabrous, somewhat ribbed, with a bluish-black bloom. There are 5-6 stigma.
Subsp. monanthum differs from the type subspecies in having scapose stem, 6-9 stigmatic rays and the smaller capsule (12-15 x 5-6 mm). Fl. 6-7. Stony places in alpine zone in Georgia. 2500-2800 m.
Biology: Flowering in July-August.
Habitat: Rocky places, particularly cliffs and screes, river side, at 1200-3000m.
Distribution: NE Turkey (Trabzon, Artvin, Rize provinces), Armenia, Georgia. Euxine element.
Alpine Garden Society
Plants of Turkey