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This paper is based on the main results of an analysis of spontaneous flora and vegetation on the small islet of Vrnik (0.281 km2), on which there are some abandoned limestone quarries, on the eastern Adriatic coast. The investigations were carried out from 2014 to 2016. Altogether, 251 vascular plant taxa (species and infraspecific units) were recorded on the islet. A total of 11 plant associations, one subassocation and two stands within 10 vegetation classes were identified. Due to high anthropogenic influences during the last centuries, quarrying in particular, the islet investigated showed a relatively low variety of vascular plant taxa. In addition, clear signs of fragmentation of the forest vegetation were observed.


Croatia eastern Adriatic phytosociology syntaxonomy vascular plant diversity

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Jasprica, N., Dolina, K., & Milovic, M. (2018). The flora and vegetation of the NE Mediterranean islet with centuries-long human influences. Acta Botanica Croatica, 77(2). Retrieved from

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