Three Alien Species New to the Flora of Turkey

Authors: Andrew J. BYFIELD, Asuman BAYTOP

Abstract: Sporobolus fertilis (Steud.) W.D. Clayton (Gramineae) , Physalis pubescens L. (Solanaceae) and Ambrosia elatior L. (Compositae ) are added to the flora of Turkey following the collection in August 1995 of three specimens from Northeast Anatolia where well-established populations now exist. They are housed at the Herbarium of the Faculty of Pharmacy of İstanbul University (nos. 69298, 69309, 69357). Observations on the alien plants of the cited area are appended.

Keywords: Sporobolus fertilis, Physalis pubescens, Ambrosia elatior, Turkish alien plants.

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