Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid, Vol 61, No 1 (2004)

Sobre la presencia de cactáceas naturalizadas en la costa meridional de Cataluña


https://doi.org/10.3989/ajbm.2004.v61.i1.63

Mario Sanz-Elorza
Gerencia Territorial del Catastro, Segovia, Spain

Elías D. Dana Sánchez
Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Almería, Spain

Eduardo Sobrino Vesperinas
Departamento de Producción Vegetal: Botánica, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Abstract


The authors report on the finding of eight new alien cacti naturalised in the Baix Camp (Tarragona). Three of these are new records for Europe, two are new records for Spain and one is a first record for Tarragona province. Two further species are not new floristic records however some revision of their status in Catalonia is required. Discussed is the extensive use of alien plant species in garden design in the area and the mildness of the local climatic conditions which has resulted in the greatest accumulation of naturalised cacti in Europe.

Keywords


alien plants; Cactaceae; Catalonia; exotic; invaders; Spain; xenophyte

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