Poa jubata (Poaceae), a rare Balkan species, first record for the Italian flora

Cristina Maria Bernardina Salmeri, Cristian Brullo, Valeria Tomaselli, Leonardo Beccarisi, Giuseppe Veronico, Salvatore Brullo, Salvatore Cambria, Gianpietro Giusso Del Galdo, Pietro Minissale

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Poa jubata A. Kern., an annual South-eastern European species, is reported for the first time from Italy. It is a therophyte linked to temporary ponds with soils flooded during the winter period. It is a very rare and enigmatic species, currently known only from a few localities of the Balkan Peninsula. Recently, it was surveyed in an Apulian wetland, near Brindisi, where it grows with several other annual hygrophytes. For its taxonomical isolation, it is included in a monospecific section, as P. sect. Jubatae. In addition to a detailed description, the chromosome complement (2n = 14) of this species is examined for the first time and a new iconography is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-154
Number of pages8
JournalActa Botanica Croatica
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science


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