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Abstract

Red list of vascular plants of the Carpathian part of Slovakia.

Abstract

The paper presents the first Red List of vascular plants of the Carpathian part of Slovakia created according to the actual Guidelines for Application of IUCN Red List Criteria using also the up to now unofficial categories and additional (qualifying) criteria. It contains 1,001 taxa of native plants, archaeophytes and some neophytes representing approximately 25% of the native taxa of the flora of Slovakia and 40% of taxa present in the Slovak Carpathians. Out of them 46 are Regionally Extinct (category RE), 18 missing [1 taxon in the category EX?, 4 taxa in the category RE?, 13 taxa in the category CR(PE)], 461 threatened [149 taxa Critically Endangered (category CR), 141 taxa Endangered (category EN), 171 taxa Vulnerable (category VU)], 290 Near Threatened (category NT), 103 Least Concern (category LC). Seventy six taxa are assessed in the category Data Deficient (DD), and 7 taxa are listed under Not Applicable (category NA) because of their unclear taxonomic status.