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New Chorological Data for the Italian Vascular Flora

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School of Agriculture, Forestry, Food and Environment, University of Basilicata, 85100 Potenza, Italy
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Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
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School of Environmental and Animal Sciences, Unitec Institute of Technology, 1025 Auckland, New Zealand
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Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
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Department of Animal and Plant Biology and Ecology, Section of Botany, University of Jaén, Campus Universitario Las Lagunillas, 23071 Jaén, Spain
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Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Cagliari, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
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AGRARIA Department, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, 89122 Reggio Calabria, Italy
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, Marche Polytechnic University, 60131 Ancona, Italy
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Department of Science, University of Roma Tre, 00146 Rome, Italy
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Department of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, 81100 Caserta, Italy
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Diversity 2020, 12(1), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/d12010022 (registering DOI)
Received: 5 December 2019 / Revised: 31 December 2019 / Accepted: 2 January 2020 / Published: 5 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Plant Diversity)
Despite the importance for scientific and conservation purposes, the knowledge of the Italian territory is far from exhaustive. New chorological data for 87 vascular taxa regarding the central-southern part of Italy and its two main islands (Sicilia and Sardegna) are presented. Among these taxa, Epilobium nummularifolium, Metrosideros excelsa, and Salvinia minima are recorded as casual aliens for the first time in Europe (excluding Azores and Madeira for M. excelsa), while Cyclamen balearicum and Polygala rupestris are reported for the first time and confirmed for Italian native flora, respectively. Furthermore, several taxa are new or confirmed at regional level. Finally, Lathyrus cirrhosus, Urginea fugax, and Linum tenuifolium are excluded from Italy, continental and peninsular Italy, and Sardegna, respectively. View Full-Text
Keywords: alien species; endemic plants; checklist; new floristic records; plant diversity alien species; endemic plants; checklist; new floristic records; plant diversity
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Rosati, L.; Fascetti, S.; Romano, V.A.; Potenza, G.; Lapenna, M.R.; Capano, A.; Nicoletti, P.; Farris, E.; de Lange, P.J.; Del Vico, E.; Facioni, L.; Fanfarillo, E.; Lattanzi, E.; Cano-Ortiz, A.; Marignani, M.; Fogu, M.C.; Bazzato, E.; Lallai, E.; Laface, V.L.A.; Musarella, C.M.; Spampinato, G.; Mei, G.; Misano, G.; Salerno, G.; Esposito, A.; Stinca, A. New Chorological Data for the Italian Vascular Flora. Diversity 2020, 12, 22.

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