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Isola di Dino

Limestone islet with extensive caves, cliffs and rocky outcrops. The island is predominantly covered with Mediterranean scrubland, while the slightly sub-flat areas feature substeppe vegetation. The island of Dino is particularly important from a floristic perspective due to the presence on the limestone cliffs of the most numerous Calabrian population of Primula palinuri, which is a restricted-range endemism with small and isolated stations. Moreover, it is significant the presence of Dianthus rupicola and Chamaerops humilis, a European fan palm which is rare in Italy and with a high disjunct distribution. Furthermore, this is a breeding site of peregrine falcon on the rocky cliffs.