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Least adder’s-tongue (Ophioglossum lusitanicum L.) in Croatia – distribution, ecology and conservation

Slavko Brana ; Istrian Botanical Society, Trgovačka 45, HR-52215 Vodnjan, Croatia
Nina Vuković orcid id ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Division of Biology, Department of Botany with Botanical Garden, Marulićev trg 20, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Mitja Kaligarič ; University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Biology, Institute of Biology, Ecology and Nature Conservation, Koroška cesta 160, SI-2000 Maribor, Slovenia

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The presence of the least adder’s tongue (Ophioglossum lusitanicum) in Croatia is sparsely documented in scientific literature, with only a few records to date. After findings from the 19th century, the species was not confirmed in the field for a whole century, and was consequently considered extinct in the Croatian flora. It has been recently confirmed in southern Istria (Croatia), in habitats with moderate anthropogenic impacts.


Croatia, distribution, endangered species, flora, Istria, Ophioglossum lusitanicum

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