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

      • 2024-04-16: Thanks to Julia Crummay for sharing photos of the very rare Silene succulenta subsp. succulenta from Zakynthos.
      • 2024-04-09: Thliphthisa sapphus (Rubiaceae, Rubieae), a new and narrow endemic species of the white cliffs on the southwest coast of Lefkada, was recently described: https://doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.241.119144. Many thanks to all who contributed to this work.
      • 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.
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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