Greece (Peloponnisos ‒ present)
Alien / Established
Agricultural and Ruderal habitats
Presidential Decree 67/81
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).
• 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.