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Catalogo de la flora exotica de la isla de Cerdeña (Italia)

Bacchetta, Gianluigi - Mayoral Garcia Berlanga, Olga - Podda, Lina (2009) Catalogo de la flora exotica de la isla de Cerdeña (Italia). Flora Montiberica , 41 . pp. 35-61. ISSN 1138-5952


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This paper provides a checklist of exotic flora on the island of Sardinia (Italy) with a total of 482 taxa which represent 18% of the flora of the island; 29 taxa are new to the island and 9 of them for Italy. Most of these taxa (289, which represent 62% of the total) are neophytes and 173 (38%) are archeophytes, while new events are all related to neophytes. Among all neophytes, 44% are naturalized, 39% casual and 17% invasive. The archeophytes include a 55% of naturalized taxa, 44% casual and 1% invasive. The category of invasive accounts 11% of the total alien flora. The analysis of the checklist confirms phanerophytes as the most represented biological form (40%), with the American origin prevalent among all species (30%). Further analysis have been conducted in order to verify the impact on different ecosystems and the most vulnerable habitats to the phenomena of neocolonization are agricultural (32%) and sinanthropic (28%), followed by wetlands (11%) and coastal (10%).

Item Type:Article
Publisher:Università di Valencia
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > Centro Conservazione Biodiversità
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/03 Botanica ambientale e applicata
Uncontrolled Keywords:Alien species, conservation, islands, invasions, Mediterranean, Sardinia, Sardegna, specie straniere, conservazione, isole, invasioni
ID Code:782
Deposited On:07 May 2012 14:00

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