Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science (GARJAS) ISSN: 2315-5094
December 2017 Special Anniversary Review, Vol. 6(12): pp. 428-444
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A Checklist of Vascular Plants of Mt. Oiti National Park and the surrounding area(Greece)

G. Karetsos1, A.D. Solomou1*, P. Trigas2and K. Tsagari1

 

1Hellenic Agricultural Organization "DEMETER", Institute of Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems, Terma Alkmanos, Ilisia, 11528, Athens, Greece.

2Laboratory of Systematic Botany, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 118 55, Athens, Greece.

*Corresponding Author's Email: alexansolomou@gmail.com

Accepted 15 December, 2017

 

Abstract

Vascular plants are important components of diversity and functionality of agricultural and forest ecosystems. This paper presents the first comprehensive checklist of vascular plants for an especially important area for plant biodiversity, namely National Park, "Ethnikos Drymos Oitis"- Natura 2000 site (GR2440004) and the surrounding area of Mt. Oitiin Greece. This list includes a total of 1153 plant taxa (species and subspecies). Specifically, the flora of Mt. Oiti includes80 endemic tax a while only two local endemic species (Alliumlagarophyllum and Veronica oetaea). It is noteworthy that551plants are new records for the flora of Mt. Oiti. A total of 67 taxa are protected by national and international legislation and 52 orchid taxa are considered protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Veronica oetaea, a priority species of Annex II of the Directive 92/43, is also protected by the Berne Convention. One more plant, Gentianalutea, is listed in Annex V of the above-mentioned Directive. According to the life-forms of native flora of Mt. Oiti, Hemicryptophytes dominate by 46.23%, followed in decreasing order by Therophytes (23.16%), Geophytes (10.15%), Chamaephytes and Phanerophytes with a similar percentage of 9.97%, and Hydrophytes with 0.52%.The high plant species diversity and endemism make Mt. Oiti National Park an important area with high conservation value. This is the first checklist of vascular plants of National Park and the surrounding area of Mt. Oiti, thus providing baseline information for further research. 

Keywords: Diversity, Ecology, Endemics, Protected areas.

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