Invasive Alien Plant Species In Libya
Mohammed H. Mahklouf
Corresponding Author : Mohammed H. Mahklouf
Department of Botany, Faculty of Sciences, Tripoli University, Libya.
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Received : 2019-01-02 Accepted : 2019-02-18 Published : 2019-02-18
Abstract : Invasive alien plant species in Libya were surveyed and documented based on field observation, and discussion with local people, A total of 29 species of invasive aliens in the flora of Libya have been documented, belong to o13 families, of which 12 families belong to dicotyledons and the only family belongs to Monocotyledons. The dominant families were Asteraceae with 7 species, followed by Amaranthaceae with 5 species. Life form analysis has shown that the herbaceous elements were predominated by 22 species, while shrubs were represented by 3 species and trees were represented by 4 species. The nativity showed that the alien species with an American origin have the majority with sixteen species. According to their intensity of invasion, the recorded species were classified into three categories, 12 species were found to be high invaders and spread elsewhere, and 12 species were found to be moderate invaders, while five species were categorized as new invasive. The results also showed that 17 species were categorized as noxious, 8 were classified as invasive.
Keywords : invasive species, alien species, introduced species, Flora Libya.
Citation : Mohammed H. Mahklouf (2019). Invasive Alien Plant Species In Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V7I106. . DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.2575522
Copyright : © 2019 Mohammed H. Mahklouf. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
ISSN : 2348-7313
Volume 7 / Issue 1
ScienceQ Publishing Group
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