Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

Thladiantha dubia Bunge (Cucurbitaceae), new alien species in Croatian flora.

Abstract

Thladiantha dubia Bunge (Cucurbitaceae) is native to northern China, cultivated in Europe from the second half of the 19th century, then escaped from cultivation and established more or less naturalized populations in Central and SE Europe. In Croatia it was found for the first time in the part of the city of Zagreb called Savica - an area of old backwaters of the Sava River, in nitrophilous, ruderal habitats i. e. antropogenically strongly disturbed stands of floodplain forests of willows and poplars (Sedition albae Soó 1940).