Authors: Vokou, D.; Petanidou, Th.; Bellos, D.
Publication: Biological Conservation
Year: 1990
Genera: Jancaea

Jankaea heldreichii, a monotypic species of the Gloxinia family and a Tertiary relict, is restricted only to Mt Olympus (Greece). Its phenology of flowering, breeding system, mode of pollination, and reproductive potential were studied. Results showed that, although confined to a small area, this important plant species is not at present seriously endangered. Its vulnerability depends mostly on tourist pressure and uncontrolled collection.