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Red Book of Vascular Flora of Croatia

The Red Book of Vascular Flora of Croatia represents a small encyclopaedia of threatened plants. In addition to basic data about Croatia 's flora and threats to flora, the book provides also detailed information on 234 species that are extinct (IUCN categories of Ex and RE) or on the verge of extinction (CR, EN and VU categories). The presentation of each of the species includes the Latin name; synonyms and affiliation to family and order; Croatian and other names; the IUCN category and criterion; population trend; regional adaptation of individual categories; the previous IUCN category; the IUCN status in Europe and in the world; causes of threat; habitat; conservation measures and spread in Croatia and Europe; description of the species and other data. The book contains a syntaxonomic overview of plant communities in Croatia and the typization of habitats in Croatia according to the CORINE system, including the list of near threatened (NT) and data deficient (DD) species.

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