ORCHIS ITALICA POIR. (ORCHIDACEAE): REDISCOVERY AFTER FOUR CENTURIES OF A PRESUMABLY EXTINCT SPECIES IN MT. VESUVIUS, ITALY

A. Stinca

Abstract


Orchis italica Poir. (Orchidaceae), thought to be extinct on Mt. Vesuvius, has been rediscovered after a gap of four centuries. Its ecology and conservation status are discussed, and photographs provided.

Keywords


Biodiversity; Conservation; Field research; Orchids; Vascular flora

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4462/annbotrm-13294

Annali di Botanica is published by the Department of Environmental Biology - University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy. The journal is printed by Sapienza Università di Roma - Centro Stampa Università.

ISSN: 2239-3129