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Short description: Species of flowering plant

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Subfamily: Campanuloideae
Genus: Theodorovia
  • Grossh. P.H.Davis
  • (Grossh.) Kolak. Campanula karakuschensis
  • Campanula hakkiarica Grossh.
  • Campanula minsteriana Fedorovia karakuschensis

Theodorovia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Campanulaceae.[2] It only contains one known species, Theodorovia karakuschensis (Grossh.) Kolak.[2]

Its native range is Iran, the Transcaucasus and Turkey.[2]

The genus name of Theodorovia is in honour of Andrey A. Fedorov (1908–1987), a Soviet Russian biologist, botanist, taxonomist and phytogeographer, who was from 1970 a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.[3] The genus Theodorovia has the synonym Fedorovia Kolak.[2] The plant is normally found on higher ground.

The genus was first circumscribed in Kolokol'chik. Kavkaza on pages 50-51 in 1991,[2] to house a species which had previously been described in Campanula.

It has been used in Turkey in folk medicine to treat kidney stones.[4]


  1. "Theodorovia karakuschensis (Grossh.) Kolak." (in en). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Theodorovia Kolak. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science" (in en). 
  3. Burkhardt, Lotte (2018) (in German) (pdf). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition. Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021. 
  4. Görhan, K. Ö.; Öztürk, F. (April 2021). "Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal and foods plants in Derecik (Hakkari-Turkey)". Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 20 (2): 416-425. 

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