Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Hellenic flora

The Hellenic flora comprises approximately 6,000 species and subspecies, of which 1,100 are endemics, i.e. they don't grow anywhere else.
 The flora of Greece is unique in Europe for its richness and its large analogy of endemic species in relation to its size. For instance, Germany occupying an area three times the size of Greece, has 2,400 species and 6 endemics, Great Britain with double size has 2,300 species and 16 endemics and Spain, with four times the size of Greece, has almost the same number of plant species