A New Record Amaranthus blitoides S. Watson. (Amaranthaceae) For the Flora of Libya

Mohammed Hadi Mahklouf, Mohammed N Abuhadra, Raffee S Essokne

Abstract


Introduction: A new invasive species, Amaranthus blitoides (Amaranthaceae) is reported for the first time for the flora of Libya.

Methods: The specimens were collected from Souq Al-Gomaa and Ain Zara east of Tripoli city in North West part of Libyan coast, this exotic species is native to the southern part of North America, and it should be considered as a potential invader in the Mediterranean ecosystems.

Results and Conclusions: Morphological description is provided to facilitate further identification of this species and to warrant its future detection as well.


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Amaranthus; Amaranthaceae; Libya

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