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Studies in the genus Paspalum (Paniceae, Poaceae) in Europe – 2. The Quadrifaria group

Authors: Verloove, Filip; Reynders, Marc

Source: Willdenowia - Annals of the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Volume 37, Number 2, December 2007 , pp. 423-430(8)

Publisher: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem

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Abstract:

The South American Paspalum quadrifarium has been reported as a naturalized xenophyte in Tuscany and Liguria, Italy, since at least the 1960s. In the present contribution the discovery of the closely related P. exaltatum, also of South American origin, in Liguria, Italy, is reported. These are the only known occurrences in Europe of both species, which are very similar to each other and likely to be confused. In the present paper their diagnostic features are discussed and original line drawings and SEM photographs for both taxa are presented. Their current distribution in Italy is shown and some ecological remarks are added.

Keywords: DISTRIBUTION; ITALY; PASPALUM EXALTATUM; PASPALUM QUADRIFARIUM; TAXONOMY; XENOPHYTE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3372/wi.37.37203

Publication date: December 1, 2007

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  • Willdenowia is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing original research papers in English from the entire fields of plant, algal and fungal systematics, covering the evolution, taxonomy and nomenclature of these organisms as well as related fields such as floristics and plant geography. Three issues appear each year (in April, August and December) in an open-access online edition and a print edition. Individual papers may be published in the online edition as fast-track articles ahead of inclusion in these issues.

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