The Sicilian taxa of Genista sect. Voglera and their phytosociological framework

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The phytosociological role of taxa of Genista sect. Voglera in the vegetation context of Sicily is here examined. It was carried out on plant communities characterised by the Sicilian endemics G. aristata, G. madoniensis and G. cupanii. These taxa and their floristic settlement have been examined from the biogeographical point of view. Basing on our results, the popu- lations of G. madoniensis are to be referred to a new association named Cisto salvifolii- Genistetum madoniensis, ascribed to the class Cisto-Lavanduletea. Multivariate analysis shows a clear ecological differentiation of G. madoniensis with respect to the other Sicilian species. Instead, its habitus and ecology are closer to some spiny Genista of the Iberian Peninsula.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-190
Number of pages22
JournalFlora Mediterranea
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Plant Science

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