Symposium on the flora

of southeastern Serbia and neighboring regions

20th - 23rd June 2019   Stara Planina

13th Symposium on the flora of southeastern Serbia and neighboring regions is held from 20th to 23th June 2019 at mountain Stara planina in eastern Serbia.

Stara planina Mt. is one of the larger mountain ranges of the Balkan peninsula, which the western part covers the area of Serbia. Stara planina is also a nature park and one of the major ski resorts in Serbia. Its highest point, Midžor, is 2,169 m above sea level.

Stara planina Nature Park covers an area about 142,220 hectares and based on the number of endemic species, it is one of Serbia’s most important diversity hotspots for endemic flora. Some of the rare species are Campanula calycialata and Dianthus moesiacus. In the Nature Park there are numerous critically endangered plants: Senecio pancicii, Cirsium heterotrichum, Swertia perennis and others.


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