Greece (Peloponnisos present)
Native / Range-Restricted
Woodlands and scrub, Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands
Presidential Decree 67/81
Centaurea amplifolia is a taxon originally described from Mt Killini (locus classicus, first collected by Orphanides), that had been reported also from SE Bulgaria and adjacent NW Turkey (Eren 2007). After clarification of the status of the Bulgarian and Turkish plants (Tan et al. 2009), these were assigned to the new for science taxon Centaurea wagenitziana; it closely resembles Centaurea amplifolia with which it had been misidentified (Tan et al. 2009). Thus, Rhaponticoides amplifolia (=Centaurea amplifolia Boiss. & Heldr.) is endemic to the Peloponnese (southern Greece) and exclusively occurs on Mount Killini.