Vincetoxicum speciosum was described from Mt Timfristos and is almost endemic to the Balkan Peninsula, just extending into NW Anatolia. It is the largest of the Greek species, growing in montane meadows and open woodland, mainly in the NE & C mainland, and recognized by the blackish purple flowers.
GR(SPi StE EC NC NE NAe WAe)
Greece (East Central Greece present; North Aegean islands present; North Central Greece present; North-East Greece present; South Pindos present; Sterea Ellas present; West Aegean islands present)
Native / Non Range-Restricted
Temperate and submediterranean Grasslands
Presidential Decree 67/81