Linosa (Pelagie Islands, Strait of Sicily). A decade later, this alien plant should no longer be considered as a casual, since a very intensive process of self-sown regeneration has been observed in some plantations on Lampedusa, the major island of the same Archipelago. The available literature suggests the need for careful monitoring of the ongoing invasion process, as A. cyclops has already shown a very invasive behaviour elsewhere within Mediterranean-type biomes due to its ability to withstand high environmental stresses. As migrating birds are suspected to have played an important role in facilitating the arrival of A. cyclops, further propagules are likely to reach the islands in the future. We recommend that new plantations of A. cyclops should be forbidden, but that extant naturalized populations should be managed instead of eradicating them. In fact, the effect of Acacia plantations warrants investigation at different scales in order to assess their impact on local plant-diversity and ecological succession processes.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Titolo:||Acacia cyclops A. Cunn. ex G. Don (Leguminosae) in Italy: first cases of naturalization|
|Citazione:||Pasta, S., Badalamenti, E., & LA MANTIA, T. (2012). Acacia cyclops A. Cunn. ex G. Don (Leguminosae) in Italy: first cases of naturalization. ANALES DEL JARDÍN BOTÁNICO DE MADRID, 69(2), 193-200.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3989/ajbm. 2314|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore AGR/05 - Assestamento Forestale E Selvicoltura|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.01 Articolo in rivista|