Distribution, ecology and conservation survey on Trifolium michelianum Savi (Fabaceae) in Sicily (Italy)

Caldarella, O; La Rosa, A

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Abstract

We report the identification of four residual stations for Trifolium michelianum Savi (Fabaceae) in Sicily, whereas the species was documented to be extinct at the Gorgo Cerro station (western Sicily), the only locality previously reported in the literature. In addition to an update on the distribution of the species, a survey on the new Sicilian populations led to their biological, ecological and phytosociological characterization, as well as to an assessment of the risk factors. The species, here relegated to the limit of its distribution area, occurs in particularly sensitive and vulnerable environments, such as the “Mediterranean temporary ponds”, considered “priority” by the Council Directive 92/43/EEC. Moreover, a new Sicilian association (Trifolio micheliani–Glycerietum spicatae ass. nova), framed in the alliance Glycerio-Sparganion (class Phragmito- Magnocaricetea), is described.
Lingua originaleEnglish
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RivistaPlant Biosystems
Volume148
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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Distribution, ecology and conservation survey on Trifolium michelianum Savi (Fabaceae) in Sicily (Italy). / Caldarella, O; La Rosa, A.

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