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Mt Kajmaktcalan flora
Mt Kajmaktcalan is part of the Voras range, and is situated close to the Greek-Macedonian border. Profitis Ilias summit(2524m) with its chapel is even located right on the border. Its not a spectacular mountain, but has some unusual features like the schistose upper regions. The soils here are acidic and wet, with many streams and bogs. Here you can find a quite rich, typical north Balkan flora. There are 2 endemics to be found on Kajmaktcalan, the beautiful Dianthus myrtinervius ssp caespitosus and Ranunculus cacuminis. The lower slopes are covered with Chestnut and Beech and on the higher parts, the for Greece, unusual Pinus sylvestris forests.