Flora Ionica
  • Flora Ionica

    • The Flora Ionica website provides substantial information on the plant life of the Ionian Islands and is mainly based on decades of fieldwork, supplemented with literature and herbarium records. Here, we present a comprehensive checklist, distribution maps and synonyms of all vascular plants indigenous or naturalized on the islands. In addition, photographs are provided for large parts of these plants and many critical groups and uncertain historical records are discussed. The content is continuously amended and updated.


  • News

      • 2023-08-01: Dear colleagues, dear friends of the Flora Ionica and the Ionian Flora,
        in great sadness we announce that Walter Gutermann passed away on July 24, 2023. Walter was one of the most profound experts of the European flora, inspiring and influencing generations of botanists as a kind, dedicated and knowledgeable teacher. As founder of the Flora Ionica project, he fell in love with the Ionian Islands and advanced the study of their extraordinary flora like no other.
        He will be greatly missed.
      • 2021-11-04: Thanks to Aristotelis F. Skiadaresis, who provided photos of the endemic Asperula naufraga.
      • 2019-02-20: Since herbarium specimens are crucial as documentation and reference for floristic mapping projects we incorporated links to digitized Ionian herbarium vouchers on our website. Currently, more than 3.000 datasets and photographs of herbarium vouchers are available online via Virtual Herbaria JACQ . See e.g. the site for Araujia sericifera, the genus Euphorbia or Campanulaceae family.
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  • How to cite

    • Flora Ionica Working Group (2016 onwards): Flora Ionica – An inventory of ferns and flowering plants of the Ionian Islands (Greece). Published at https://floraionica.univie.ac.at; accessed [date]
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    • The Flora Ionica is a non-profit project, realized at own expenses.
      If you are willing to support our work please donate to the following bank account:

      Verein zur Erforschung der Flora der Ionischen Inseln (ZVR-Zahl: 022005064)
      IBAN: AT38 1420 0200 1094 5608