Flora of Central Pelion

Flora of Central Pelion

The flora of Mt Pelion was never systematically studied. From a synthesis of the sofar knon fragmetary records, 620 plant species and subspecies have been recorded. From these, 12 are pteridophytes (ferns), 5 are gymnosperms (conifers) and the remaining 603 are angiosperms (521 dicots and 82 monocots).
Regarding endemics, Pelion hosts on local endemic supspecies, Soldanella chrysosticta susbp. pelia, a plant hard to see and rare, wth beautiful purple flowers, growing in permanently wet places in shady beech forests. Furthermore, Pelion hosts 23 Greek endemics, 26 Balkan sub-endemics, namely species and subspecies appearing only in the Balkans and one more neighboring area.

Κεντρικό Πήλιο topoGuide: Glaucium flavum Κεντρικό Πήλιο topoGuide: Helleborus odorus ssp. cyclophyllus Κεντρικό Πήλιο topoGuide: Nigella arvensis Κεντρικό Πήλιο topoGuide: Plumbago europaea

Photos and descriptions for plant species of Central Pelion are included in the hiking application Central Pelion topoGuide, available for both Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices.
The application guides the user to locate the plant typical biotope.