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Abstract

Notes on Corsican flora, XXVI.

Abstract

These "notes" deal with 47 noteworthy taxa amongst which 10 are new to the island's flora. Two of these taxa are native: Equisetum × moorei, Dactylorhiza sambucina × D. saccifera, and 8 are introduced: Lemna minuta, Alopecurus rendlei, Cenchrus setaceus, Baccharis halimifolia, Cota tinctoria, Schkuhria pinnata, Brassica tournefortii and Saururus cernuus. One family is new for the island: Saururaceae. However Lolium remotum must be deleted from the Corsican Flora due to a misidentification. New localities are given for 17 taxa considered as "very rare" (RR) out of which 3 become "rare" (R) on the one hand, and for 12 taxa considered to be "rare" (R) out of which 5 change their status from "rare" to "not common" (PF) on the other. Finally, the data published for the 7 remaining taxa constitute a considerable increase of our knowledge about their distribution to new sectors, mainly the Cagna one. Seven out of 47 taxa are endemic, 7 are protected and 15 are xenophytic species.