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Abstract

Eucalyptus viminalis labill. (Myrtaceae) naturalized in Argentina. Darwiniana.

Abstract

Eucalyptus is a genus of trees native in Oceania, with five species previously cited as adventive for the Argentinean Flora. In this paper, spontaneous populations of E. viminalis in Argentina are reported for the first time. Specimens were collected at Sierras de Azul, Tandilia System, province of Buenos Aires, and adjacent plain sectors. A description of the morphology of the species and habitat are presented, together with a map indicating the geographical position of the studied populations in Buenos Aires, and images showing the areal expansion of a population in a hill of the Tandilia System. Complementary, an identification key for naturalized Eucalyptus species inhabiting Argentina is provided.