Relicts and Endemic species

In the flora of Pshavi and Khevsureti we can find many relict and endemic species, such as a unique type of Yew, Caucasian Rhododendron (Rhododendron caucasicum), two types of Birch (Betula litwinowii, B. raddeana) In Georgia only in the area of Shatili and Tsukio (on the right bank of the river Andaqistskali) we encounter the Armenian Rowan (Sorbus hajestana), … Read more

“Rock-loving” plants (petrophilic flora)

The most interesting and endemic is the flora of subnival zone in the Pshav-Khevsureti. At an altitude of 2900-4000 m. we can encounter a few species of local “rock-loving” plants. The Subnival zone lacks diversity – here, among cliffs and boulders small, homogenous communities of herbs grow. This is caused by extreme climatic conditions. As the altitute rises, … Read more