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First record of the invasive species Centaurea diffusa Lam. (Asteraceae) in high altitude wetlands, Valle de Uspallata, Mendoza.


Centaurea diffusa is an invasive species whose distribution in Argentina covers the Pampean region. We report for the first time its presence in high altitude ecosystems at the Uspallata Valley in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. We provide a description of the specimens, photographic material and information about their habitat requirements and management status in Argentina and in America.