The vegetation of the islet of Badija (south Croatia), with some notes on its flora.
The vegetation and flora of the south Croatian islet of Badija (0.97 km2), located in the Korčula archipelago, were studied in 2014 and 2015. From a total of 52 phytosociological relevés, 12 floristically and ecologically distinctive vegetation communities were identified and described (eight associations, one subassociation and three stands) within nine vegetation classes. Among them, Teucrio capitati-Marrubietum incani Jasprica et Milović 2016 is described and proposed as a new association, belonging to the Stellarietea mediae class. Altogether, nine NATURA 2000 habitat types were recognized. Regarding the flora, 27 new vascular plant taxa (26 species and one subspecies) were recorded for the islet. Therefore the entire recorded flora of the islet of Badija now consists of 409 vascular plant taxa. Of the newly recorded taxa, four are considered to be invasive. One taxon is strictly protected by law. The Red List categories Least Concern (LC) and Data Deficient (DD) are assigned to one species in each.