Taxon: Bryonia dioica (Synonym: Bryonia cretica subsp. dioica)
2015-08-10 Croatia, Istria; Mošćenička Draga (60 msm Quadrant 10751/4)
German name: Rot-Zaunrübe
ID source: Fischer & al., Exkursionsflora für Österreich, Liechtenstein und Südtirol (2008, 3rd edition)
Theoretically this only could be B. dioica (as here on Istria the only other candidate - B. alba - doesn't fit neither by looks nor by habitat - it should only be present at higher altitudes) (sources: e. g. Rottensteiner, Beiträge zur Flora von Istrien III: Die Apocynaceae, Araliaceae, Arecaceae, Balsaminaceae, Bignoniaceae, Buxaceae, Cannabaceae, Convolvulaceae, Cornaceae, Cucurbitaceae, Ericaceae und Oxalidaceae; www.researchgate.net/publication/237836644, june 2013).
I have doubts nevertheless as the fruit of B. dioica should be perfectly round - and not with ovoid shape like these!
Habitat: wet valley (calciferous soil), however by no means restricted to such wet places
Occurrence: seems to be relatively common in lower lying regions/near the coast