Vol. 22 No. 2 (2017): In memoriam Gábor Fekete

Two new adventive species from the Rubiaceae family in Hungary

Published July 1, 2017
Lajos Balogh
Savaria Megyei Hatókörű Városi Múzeum
Attila Mesterházy
Hortobágyi Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság
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Balogh, L., & Mesterházy, A. (2017). Two new adventive species from the Rubiaceae family in Hungary. Kitaibelia, 22(2), 286–296. Retrieved from https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/kitaibelia/article/view/7251

Two alien species from the Rubiaceae family were recorded as new for Hungary in 2016. Phuopsis stylosa is a rarely used garden plant in Europe, originally occurs in south-west Asia. A small escaped and established stand was found in Csákánydoroszló village in Vas County (West Hungary). Also a small group of Galium murale was discovered in Budapest-Keleti Railway Station (Central Hungary). This species is originated from the Mediterranean and probably spreads by rail transport. Both species are represented in their habitats by small populations therefore their invasiveness can only be evaluated after several years' monitoring.