Aquilegia ottonis subsp. amaliae occurs on shady rock ledges in ravines, generally at 800–2000 m, on Mt Olimbos, possibly extending into F. Y. R. Makedonija. Discovered by Heldreich in 1851, it was originally named as A. amaliae, after Amalia (1818–1875), first Queen of modern Greece. Plants from Mt Chelmos were simultaneously described as A. ottonis after her spouse, King Otto. Aquilegia olympica is a different though related species, described from the Armenian Olympus (E Anatolia).
Greece (North Central Greece present)
Native / Range-Restricted
Woodlands and scrub, Cliffs, rocks, walls, ravines, boulders
Presidential Decree 67/81