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The Aeolian Islands’ Flora & Fauna Aeolian islands


The Aeolian Islands’ Flora & Fauna The Aeolian Islands’ Flora   The vascular flora, characteristic of the regions of the central Mediterranean, includes 900 species, while scientific information on the non-vascular flora (fungus, algae, and lichens) are lacking. It is not difficult to see exotic species on the Aeolian territory, such as eucalyptus, acacia and alnus. On the contrary, the presence of Pinus is the result, more or less recent, of reforestation. The floristic population of the Aeolians is compound of the plants spread in the Mediterranean area with the predominance of the herbaceous plants, which constitute around  80%; the remaining…