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Ioannis Th. Gavalas

Centaurea atropurpurea Olivier

Centaurea atropurpurea is a rare, not endangered, endemic species of Kyklades; it has been found in the islands Amorgos, Iraklia, Keros, Mykonos and Naxos. It occurs on crevices of limestone rocks, at altitudes 80-700 m, usually in SE to SW areas. It flowers in May.