Jericevic M.,Medvinjak 558 |
Jericevic N.,Medvinjak 558 |
Jasprica N.,University of Dubrovnik
Natura Croatica | Year: 2014
The flora of the south Croatian island of Korčula and the peninsula of Pelješac was studied during the period from 2009 to 2014. Altogether, 99 plant taxa (species and infraspecific taxa) were reported as new for the area, 73 for the island and 26 for the peninsula. Thus the total recorded number of plant taxa on the island of Korčula and the Pelješac peninsula are now 1063 and 1123, respectively. Of those newly recorded, 13 taxa are strictly protected by Croatian Law. The recording of Pistacia x saportae Burnat is new for Croatia. The taxa in question occupied various habitats and altitude ranges (0–900 m a.s.l.), but the greatest number of newly recorded taxa was found on dry grasslands. The study demonstrates that the indigenous flora of the island of Korčula and the Pelješac peninsula have not yet been fully investigated and the total recorded plant diversity is still increasing in the area. © 2014, Croatian Natural History Museum. All rights reserved.