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Al Dichar site, a unique micro reserve for Iris Sofarana

Iris Sofarana is an endemic species of Mount Lebanon, which means it only naturally occurs in Mount Lebanon. It grows only on  a low herbaceous vegetarian and rocky slopes in mountainous regions between 1300 and 1700 meters of altitude. It was first described by Sir Michael Foster in 1889, an English physiologist with specimens collected around the village of Sofar. …

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Iris Sofarana: A Species Endemic to Lebanon Only!

The Iris sofarana is a unique plant species from the Iris genus that is endemic only to Lebanon, more specifically the high-altitude mountains of Lebanon. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has not assessed this species yet, but preliminary studies conducted by the Royal Botanic Gardens, suggest that it is highly threatened due to unsustainable grazing, agricultural activities, and …

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