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.
Pollination ecology and reproductive potential of Jankaea heldreichii (Gesneriaceae); a tertiary relict on Mt Olympus, Greece
Publication: Biological Conservation