March 28th 2007

Colkheti (North, Abkhazia)

location: West Georgia, Black Sea Coast

conditions: warm-humid climate, limestone rocks

destinations: West Caucasian woods

plants: 1978 species

Typical endemits are Heracleum calcareum, Draba sachokiana, Cirsium abchasicum, Kemulariella abchasica, Saxifraga abchasica, Campanula bzibica, Galanthus valentinae, Cerastium ponticum.

Note: It is not recommended to go to Abkhazia these days because of armed conflicts between Abkhazian seperatists and Georgian military units. Kidnappings are reported from Abkhazia, too.

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