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Range DescriptionHungarian Gentian, Gentiana pannonica, is restricted to central Europe (Hofhanzlov and Kenov 2007, Marhold 2011, Ekrtov and Konar 2012, Ekrtova et al. 2012).The centre of its distribution is in the Eastern Alps in Austria, Germany and Slovenia; it also occurs sporadically in the southern and central Alps (Italy and Switzerland) at elevations over 1,000 metres. In Germany it is found in two small, distinct areas: on the southern border with Austria in the Alps, and a smaller area on the eastern border with the Czech Republic (Bundesamt fr Naturschutz 2012). In Italy it is known from one locality, and in Slovenia it is found in several localities. Outside the Alps, it is scattered in theBohemian Forest in the border region of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria (though most localities are situated in the Czech part of the mountains), and is rare in the Giant Mountains and theJesenky Mountains (Hofhanzlov and Kenov 2007, Ekrtov and Konar 2012). The latter two occurrences are sometimes considered to be remnants of former cultivations and thus introduced, but it may indeed be native to the Giant Mountains (Ekrtov and Konar 2012).