Alyssum montanum

1. Alyssum montanum L. (C and S-Eur.) – An exceptional alien. Deliberately introduced on a calcareous, rocky and sunny slope at the CHU Hospital in Sart Tilman (near Liège) in 2002 (along with Dianthus subacaulis and Silene schafta), possibly for erosion control (or simply as an ornamental?). Very persistent, slightly spreading and now more or less naturalized locally.


Selected literature:

Gerth A. (2011) Verbreitung, Vergesellschaftung und genetische Populationsdifferenzierung des Berg-Steinkrauts (Alyssum montanum L.) auf Schwermetallstandorten im östlichen Harzvorland. Hercynia 44(1): 73-92.

Marhold K., Zozomová-Lihová J. & Španiel S. (2011) (1993) Proposal to conserve the name Alyssum montanum (Cruciferae) with a conserved type. Taxon 60: 237-238.

Španiel S., Marhold K., Filová B., Zozomová-Lihová J. (2011a) Genetic and morphological variation in the diploid-polyploid Alyssum montanum in Central Europe: taxonomic and evolutionary considerations. Pl. Syst. Evol. 294: 1-25.

Španiel S., Marhold K., Passalacqua N.G. & Zozomová-Lihová J. (2011b) Intricate variation patterns in the diploid-polyploid complex of Alyssum montanum- A. repens (Brassicaceae) in the Apennine Peninsula: Evidence for long-term persistence and diversification. Am. J. Bot. 98: 1887-1904.

Španiel S., Marhold K., Thiv M., Zozomová-Lihová J. (2012) A new circumscription of Alyssum montanum ssp. montanum and A. montanum ssp. gmelinii (Brassicaceae) in Central Europe: molecular and morphological evidence. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 169(2): 378-402.

Španiel S., Marhold K. & Zozomová-Lihová J. (2017) The polyploid Alyssum montanum-A. repens complex in the Balkans: a hotspot of species and genetic diversity. Plant Systematics and Evolution 303(10): 1443-1465.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith