Pinelopi Delipetrou

Bufonia stricta by E. Kalogeropoulos & P. Delipetrou
Bufonia stricta by E. Kalogeropoulos & P. Delipetrou
Bufonia stricta by E. Kalogeropoulos & P. Delipetrou
Bufonia stricta (Sm.) Gürke

Endemic species of Greece. Perennial but delicate plant, usually up to 7 cm, flowering stems with a characteristic "articulated" appearance, usually arcuate. The flower is white with 4 sepals and 4 slightly shorter petals. It grows both on limestone and ophiolite substrates at altitudes 5 - 2100 m. Flowering takes place from June to August, depending on the altitude.

Fritillaria obliqua by Pinelopi Delipetrou
Fritillaria obliqua by Pinelopi Delipetrou
Fritillaria obliqua by Pinelopi Delipetrou
Fritillaria obliqua by Pinelopi Delipetrou
Fritillaria obliqua Ker-Gawl.

Fritillaria obliqua is a geophyte, endemic to Southern Greece. It is a threatened species (Red Data Book of Greece, IUCN) and it is protected by the Directive 92/43/EEC, the Bern Convention and Presidential Decree 67/1981. It has two subspecies. The typical subspecies occurs in Attiki and Evvoia and flowers in February and March. Subspecies tuntasia occurs in the Kyklades (Kythnos, Serifos, Gyaros) and flowers in March and April.