Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:F. Verloove, Reyes-Betancort J. A.
Journal:Collectanea Botanica
Start Page:63
Keywords:Canary Islands, chorology, new records, Tenerife, vascular plants

Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).- Recent fieldwork in Tenerife, especially in September 2010, yielded several interesting new records of non-native vascular plants. Bothriochloa ischaemum var. songarica, “Asian” Cardamine flexuosa, Cestrum parqui, Digitaria violascens, Ficus lyrata, Ficus rubiginosa, Hoffmannseggia glauca, Hyparrhenia rufa subsp. altissima, Jacaranda mimosifolia, Merremia tuberosa, Passiflora morifolia, Phytolacca dioica, Schefflera actinophylla and Solanum abutiloides are reported for the first time from the Canary Islands, while Eragrostis barrelieri var. pygmaea, Ficus microcarpa, Ipomoea purpurea, Leucaena leucocephala subsp. glabrata, Sechium edule, Tradescantia zebrina and Turnera ulmifolia are new to the flora of the island of Tenerife. New records of Acacia cyclops, Atriplex suberecta, Heliotropium curassavicum, Paspalum dilatatum, P. notatum, Pluchea ovalis, Pulicaria paludosa, Sclerophylax spinescens and Solanum villosum subsp. miniatum confirm their recent expansion on the island of Tenerife. New records are provided for the recently described Sporobolus copei. Finally, Paspalum vaginatum (hitherto possibly confused with P. distichum) and Potentilla indica are confirmed from the island of Tenerife.

Short Title:Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)
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