THE FLORA AND VEGETATION IN THE NATURA 2000 PROTECTED AREA PRUNIŞOR, MEHEDINŢI COUNTY (ROMANIA)
Following the research carried out within this area, a significant floristic richness was identified, which includes numerous rare taxa in the spontaneous flora of Romania (Acanthus balcanicus Heywood et I. Richardson, Medicago arabica (L.) Huds., Lathyrus sphaericus Retz., etc.), or taxa protected as natural monuments (Ruscus hypoglossum L.). In addition, there is to be noted the high share of southern elements (sub-Mediterranean, Pannonian, Balkan), as well as that of habitats characterized by high conservation value (e.g. R4133 Balkan sessile oak (Quercus petraea) forests with Helleborus odorus). Both the southern elements encountered in the area and the rare ones, as well as the habitats with high conservative value have a good representation on the site.