Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

New records of grasses (Poaceae) in Kabardino-Balkaria based on the herbarium materials of the Tembotov Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories of Russian Academy of Sciences.

Abstract

The herbarium collection of the Tembotov Institute of Ecology of Mountain Territories of Russian Academy of Sciences contains 102 species from 46 Poaceae genera, that is about 74% of genera and 54% of species of grasses of the wild flora of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic. Most of the plants were collected during expeditions in the mountain areas of the region, since the plain and foothill territories are ploughed up for agriculture. Four species from the herbarium collection (Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn., Bromus scoparius L., Stipa pontica P.A. Smirn., Eriochloa villosa (Thumb.) Kunth) were not previously reported from the flora of Kabardino-Balkaria. We also recorded new localities of Puccinellia dolicholepis (V.I. Krecz.) Pavlov, Melica altissima L., Bromopsis gordjaginii (Tzvelev) Galushko, hitherto known from other florogenetic regions of the Caucasus.