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Tafra D.,Ravnice 20 | Pandaz M.,Primary School | Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School
Natura Croatica | Year: 2012

The flora of the town of Omiš was observed and researched during 2007 and 2008. In all, 870 species and subspecies were recorded. Among them, 614 grow indigenously or spread subsponta- neously out of cultivated conditions and 256 plant taxa occur only in culture. Cultivated taxa were not included in the analysis. The results of the flora analysis show a domination of therophytes (40.07%) and Mediterranean floral element plants (37.95%), strongly indicating the Mediterranean character of the flora of the researched area. The flora of the town of Omis presented in this study is Mediterranean, and in both quality and quantity is comparable to that of other cities on the Croatian littoral as well as of cities in Greece and Italy.


Pandza M.,Primary School Murterski skoji | Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School
Natura Croatica | Year: 2015

During 2004 and 2012 field research into the flora of the five uninhabited islets near Pakoštane, Dalmatia, South Croatia was carried out: Babuljaš, Veliki Školj, St Justina, Mali and Veliki Žavinac. Altogether, 257 vascular flora taxa were recorded. The flora of the islet Veliki Školj had 159 taxa, that of St Justina 118, Veliki Žavinac 115, Mali Žavinac 105 and Babuljaš 95.The largest number of taxa were found in the families Fabaceae (40 taxa; 15.56%), Poaceae (36 taxa;14.00%) and Asteraceae s.l. (31 taxa; 12.06%). Regarding life forms, therophytes prevailed (49.42%). The chorological spectrum highlights a clear dominance of Mediterranean taxa (50.19%). Their percentage contribution did not significantly differ among the islets (47.62-53.04%).There were four endemic, eight endangered and eight strictly protected plant taxa. No neophytes were found except Conyza sumatrensis which was observed on the islet of St Justina. © 2015, Croatian Natural History Museum. All rights reserved.


Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School | Mitic B.,University of Zagreb | Alegro A.,University of Zagreb
Natura Croatica | Year: 2010

The paper lists sixteen new neophytes for the flora in Croatia. The grass Setaria parviflora has been naturalized in the Šibenik area (Solaris, Zablaće) for some time now but the grass Bromus catharticus has been found only recently, in Zadar (Voštarnica). Their seed was probably brought in as a seed admixture used to form lawns on public areas. The Senecio angulata species has been recently noticed as a decorative garden plant in the Zadar area and on the island of Rava, where it demonstrates the ability of subspontaneous spread. The remaining species were registered in the cargo port of Gaženica where they were probably brought in with raw materials shipments, especially of soy-beans and grains: Amaranthus spinosus, Alternanthera caracasana, Commelina benghalensis, Ipomoea coccinea, I. hederacea, I. cordatotriloba, Eleusine coracana, Pennisetum glaucum, Physalis angulata, Senna obtusifolia, Sida rhombifolia, Solanum chenopodioides and Solanum sisymbrifolium.


Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School | PandzA M.,Primary School Murterski skoji
Natura Croatica | Year: 2010

The paper provides a list of 546 vascular plant taxa for which 855 new findings for the islands of the Šibenik archipelago (Kaprije, Krapanj, Murter, Obonjan, Prvić, Zlarin and Žirje) were recorded. Of the total number of new findings, 254 refer to 158 taxa which, in the area researched, grow either in cultivation or demonstrate the ability to subspontaneously spread out of the cultivated area. The previously published records of Echium vulgare, Oxalis deppei and Vicia cracca for the islands of Šibenik archipelago are based on a misidentification and actually refer to E. plantagineum, O. articulata and Vicia villosa ssp. varia. Therefore, E. vulgare, O. deppei and V. cracca have to be cancelled from the list of vascular plants occurring on the islands of Šibenik archipelago but E. plantagineum, O. articulata and Vicia villosa ssp. varia have to be included.


Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School | Vukelja N.,Mornarska 8 | Pandza M.,Primary School | Mitic B.,University of Zagreb
Natura Croatica | Year: 2013

In this work a total of 507 taxa of vascular flora of the settlement of Tribunj and the nearby uninhabited islets of Logorun and Lukovnik were recorded, according to literature data and our filed research. The flora of Tribunj comprises 413 taxa, the flora of Lukovnik 197 taxa, and the flora of Logorun contains 163 vascular taxa. The most common families are Asteraceae s.l. (11.84%), Fabaceae (10. 06%) and Poaceae (10.06%). Therophytes are the predominant life form (44.97%), and according to chorological type Mediterranean plants prevail (42.21%). Over the whole of the research area 16 endemic, 14 threatened and 77 protected plants were recorded. Mediterranean plants are more frequent in the flora of the islets of Logorun (63.19%) and Lukovnik (55.33%) than in the flora of Tribunj (37.53%). In contrast, therophytes, cultivated and adventive plants as well as widespread plants are more frequent in the flora of Tribunj than in the flora of the researched islets. In the settlement of Tribunj 45 neophytes (10.9% of the settlement's flora) were registered, of which only the species Opuntia vulgaris was found on the islet of Lukovnik. On the islet of Logorun none of the taxa found were neophytes.


Vukovic N.,University of Zagreb | Miletic M.,Vukovarska 3c | Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School | Jelaska S.D.,University of Zagreb
Periodicum Biologorum | Year: 2014

Background and Purpose: Biological invasions are causing serious problems in the environment, often resulting in signifcant modifcations of the landscape structure and ecosystem functioning. J.P. Grime’s theory on CSR strategies of plants indicate whether plant species is a good competitor, adapted to disturbance or to limited resources. Te goal of this study was to fnd which CSR strategy (if any) prevails among invasive plants in Croatia. Materials and Methods: Data on CSR strategies were not available, or not consistent, for all invasive plants in Croatia, hence we have allocated CSR strategies to 15 invasive taxa, using the methodology based on several plant traits, which resulted in assignment of CSR type to 57 invasive plants. Distributional records of those 57 taxa in Croatia from the Flora Croatica Database were used to analyse the occurrence of invasive plants among three biogeographical regions (Alpine, Continental and Mediterranean). Results and Conclusions: In total, 10 CSR types were found among the invasive plants of Croatia, mostly CR-strategists, followed by C-strate-gists and R-strategists. Te largest proportion of R-strategists was found in the Mediterranean region, while the largest proportion of C-strategists was found in the Alpine region. Out of the three main strategies, competitive ability and ruderality were found to be frequently present within the Croatian invasive fora, while stress tolerance was almost absent. © 2014, Croatian Society of Natural Sciences. All rights Reserved.


Pandza M.,Murterski skoji Primary School | Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School | Krpina V.,Hrvatske sume Ltd | Tafra D.,Garma 10
Natura Croatica | Year: 2011

Floristic researches of the 14 islets and reefs near Vrgada Island (Zadar archipelago, eastern Adriatic) were conducted in the period from 2009 and the spring of 2010. For the 13 islets and reefs, 264 vascular plant taxa were recorded and classified in 184 genera and 63 families. No taxa were recorded for one reef. The domination of therophytes (42.42%) and plants of the Mediterranean floral element (49.62%) confirmed the Mediterranean character of the islets' flora.


Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School | Pandza M.,Primary School Murterski skoji
Natura Croatica | Year: 2014

Senecio inaequidens DC. (Asteraceae) is a neophyte of South African origin, accidentally introduced in wool exports to Europe at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Since the 1970s it has spread rapidly in Central, West and South Europe. After the recently published finding in Hrvatsko Zagorje (Sv. Križ Začretje), two new sites from Dalmatia (Dicmo and Biograd) are presented in this paper. Because of the appropriate climate and a large number of suitable habitats, we can expect that S. inaequidens will become naturalized and will expand in Croatia.


Milicevic T.,University of Zagreb | Kaliterna J.,University of Zagreb | Ivic D.,Hrvatski centar za poljoprivredu | Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School
Natura Croatica | Year: 2014

In the period 2007-2012, the occurrence of phytopathogenic fungi on native plant species in natural ecosystems and urban environments was investigated in different locations of Croatia (national parks, nature parks etc.). Identification of fungal plant pathogenic species was performed on the basis of morphological charactericsof their spore-bearing structures and spores. A relatively great number of plant pathogenic fungal species was determined (over 150 species), out of which 12 species were determined for the first time in Croatia. These were the following: Cercospora bolleana, Cercospora violae, Cercospora scandens, Coniothyrina agaves, Erysiphe aquilegiae, Erysiphe sedi, Erysiphe buhrii, Hainesia lythri, Microsphaeropsis hellebore, Pseudocercospora ceratoniae, Septoria cyclaminis and Septoria primulicola. Considering the relatively limited data on the occurrence of phytopathogenic fungi in Croatia, these findings present a significant contribution to the knowledge of the biodiversity of fungi in Croatia. Some of the plant species like Helleborus odorus and H. atrorubens are recorded as new host plants for certain species of fungi.


Milovic M.,Medical and Chemical School | Mitic B.,University of Zagreb
Natura Croatica | Year: 2012

Zadar, one of the oldest towns in Croatia, is situated in North Dalmatia. A floristic survey performed between 2005 and 2008 included vascular native and non-native taxa with the ability to survive outside crops. A total of 926 vascular plant species and subspecies, from 470 genera and 107 families were recorded. The most common families are Asteraceae s.l. (12.42%), Poaceae (11.02%) and Fabaceae (9.83%), while therophytes (42.98%) are the most abundant life form. The predominant presentation of therophytes with respect to other life forms has been recognized as a feature common to both the Mediterranean climate and urban areas. The prevailing representation of Mediterranean plants in the flora of the city of Zadar (32.83%) demonstrates that this flora is, despite the exposure to durable anthropogenic influence, still developing under the prevailing influence of the Mediterranean climate conditions. A significant number of cultivated and adventitious taxa (19.22%) and widespread taxa (15.55%) in the flora of the city of Zadar is an indicator of human impact. Although the flora of the city of Zadar is an urban flora it comprises of 17 endemic, 27 threatened and 176 protected taxa.

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