Lablab purpureus (Fabaceae) is a species native to tropical Africa, but widely cultivated and naturalized in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. We report the occurrence of this species for the first time in Sicily, close to the town of Palermo. The population seems to be well established and takes part to a sub-nitrophilous vegetation dominated by Oloptum miliaceum, representing the first case of naturalization of this species in Italy.

Lablab purpureus (Fabaceae), a new alien species for Sicily

Cambria S.
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del Galdo.;Minissale P.;Sciandrello S.;Tavilla G.
Ultimo
2022

Abstract

Lablab purpureus (Fabaceae) is a species native to tropical Africa, but widely cultivated and naturalized in many tropical and sub-tropical countries. We report the occurrence of this species for the first time in Sicily, close to the town of Palermo. The population seems to be well established and takes part to a sub-nitrophilous vegetation dominated by Oloptum miliaceum, representing the first case of naturalization of this species in Italy.
biological invasion
invasive species
Italy
naturalization
vascular flora
xenophytes
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