Ellenberg Indicator Values for the vascular flora alien to Italy

Gianniantonio Domina, Riccardo Guarino, Fabrizio Bartolucci, Gabriele Galasso

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Studies to date about plants alien to Italy have had limited focus on the ecology of this component of the flora. Ellenberg's indicator values are a useful tool to delineate the relationship between plants and environment, recognizing for each species a functional role as biological indicator; these values have been proposed for estimating the influence of the main environmental factors in determining flora and vegetation changes on a specific surface area. This contribution includes a list of 1206 taxa of plants naturalized in at least one administrative region or casual in at least three regions of Italy. In addition, some methodological considerations on the attribution and use of Ellenberg's indicator values and a comparison with the average indices for the native Italian flora are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-61
Number of pages9
JournalFlora Mediterranea
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science

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