Cenchrus echinatus L.

Cenchrus echinatus L.

Synonymy

    Distribution

    Pe 

    Greece (Peloponnisospresent)

    Status

    Alien / Established

    Chorology

    [American]

    Life-form

    Therophyte

    Habitat

    Agricultural and Ruderal habitats

    IUCN category

    Not Evaluated

    Presidential Decree 67/81

    No

    Notes

    Following Verloove (2012) in Greuter & Raus (Med-Checklist Notulae, 31) who wrote: when working on the revison of non-native Cenchrus in the Mediterranean area I was in contact with Joseph Wipff (USA) who helped me with some critical specimens. In B there was one specimen that I failed to identify with certainty: Greece, a. 1990, A. Jagel. I hesitated between Cenchrus echinatus and C. longispinus (Hack.) Fernald. J. Wipff confirmed that it is C. echinatus, a novelty for Greece and not included in my recent revision (Verloove & Sánchez Gullón 2012). Thus, the species is considered as present in Greece, in the island of Elafonisos (Lakonia, Greece).

    Reference:
    • Jagel A. 1992: Zur Flora und Vegetation der Insel Elafonisos (Lakonien, Griechenland). – Bochum: Diplom-Arbeit, Ruhr-Universität.
    • Verloove, F. & Sánchez Gullón, E. 2012: A taxonomic revision of non-native Cenchrus s.str. (Paniceae, Poaceae) in the Mediterranean area. – Willdenowia 42: 67-75.
    • Greuter W. & Raus Th. (ed.) 2012: Med-Checklist Notulae 31. - Willdenowia 42: 287–295.

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