NEWS 2015

Fritillaria meleagroides in Romania

OPREA Adrian¹, SÎRBU Culiţă², PEREGRYM Mykita³
Acta Horti Bot. Bucurest. 42: (2015)
doi: 10.1515/ahbb-2015-0005
¹Botanical Garden "Anastasie Fătu", University "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", 700487-Iaşi, Romania
²Faculty of Agriculture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine "Ion Ionescu de la Brad", 700487-Iaşi, Romania
³Botanical Garden "O.V. Fomin", Educational and Scientific Centre "Institute of Biology", "Taras Shevchenko" National University of Kyiv, Ukraine

Oprea et al 2015


The presence in the spontaneous flora of Romania of the species Fritillaria meleagroides is reported in this paper. It was identified in the North of the village Cotu Morii (Popricani Commune, Iaşi County), on (meso-) hygrophilous, slightly halophilous meadows, placed on the both sides of an old meander of the Jijia River. This place is at the western limit of natural area of F. meleagroides, which stretches from the Central Asia to the Eastern Europe (European Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria). Since F. meleagroides is an endangered species in large part of its natural range, we consider that urgent actions to protect its populations from Romania are necessary.

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