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Abstract

Additions to the flora of Porto Santo Island (Madeira archipelago, Portugal).

Abstract

This paper describes 5 taxa of vascular plants not previously recorded as naturalized on the Porto Santo Island, Madeira archipelago, Portugal: Alternanthera pubiflora, Schinus terebinthifolius, Fumaria capreolata, Rumex dentatus and Brachiaria mutica [Urochloa mutica]. This new additions emphasize the problematic high rate of alien species naturalization in Porto Santo.