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||Pachychilon pictus is a common species with big populations in the neighbouring countries (Albania, FYROM). In Greece, Aoos river is the southest limit of its presence, and thus, it is considered as a rare species for our country and for the European Union, too. The area has not been studied up to now. However it is important as a natural refuge for rare mammals (bear, otter, chamois) and together with the neighbouring important sites, Mt. Smolikas and Pindos National Park, forms an extensive and continuous undisturbed zone. The subalpine meadows are important hunting grounds for birds of prey. Concerning the wild growning plants the quality of the site is indicated by the occurrence of other important taxa. Among them, 12 taxa are greek endemics, one taxon is protected by the Bern International Convention, 7 taxa (Aethionema saxatile ssp. oreophilum, Allium phthioticum, Alyssum smolikanum, Barbarea sicula, Festuca koritnicensis, Scorzonera doriae, Soldanella pindicola) are included in the WCMC and/or European Red Data list, 5 taxa (Campanula hawkinsiana, Dactylorhiza sambucina, Gentiana verna ssp. balcanica, Narcissus poeticus ssp. radiiflorus, Orobanche rechingeri) are protected by the Greek Presidental Decree (67/1981), one taxon (Pedicularis petiolaris) is rare in Greece, 19 taxa (Arenaria conferta ssp. serpentinii, Astragalus creticus ssp. rumelicus, Campanula spatulata ssp. spatulata, Campanula tymphaea, Carum graecum ssp. serpentinicum, Carum rupestre, Fumana bonapartei, Galium oreophilum, Linum puntatum ssp. pycnophyllum, Myosotis alpestris ssp. suaveolens, Plantago media ssp. pindica, Polygala alpestris ssp. croatica, Silene fabarioides, Thymus stojanovii, Thymus teucrioides ssp. alpinus, Trifolium pignantii, Trinia grauca ssp. pindica, Viola albanica, Viola dukadjinica) are Balkan endemics and 2 taxa (Ornithogalum oligophyllum, Silene roemeri) find their main distribution area in the Balkan Peninsula extending also to Turkey or Italy.