EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2017 Num. article: 2017/126

Updated checklist of alien flora of Turkey

An updated checklist on the alien flora of Turkey has been published which details the naturalized and casual alien taxa in Turkey. The list builds on the previous checklist of alien taxa in Turkey from the DAISIE project (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe, 2008-2008).  Additional species were included from various sources including GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information facility), online floras, field surveys and publications.  The results show tha the alien flora of Turkey comprises 340 taxa, among which there are 321 angiosperms, 17 gymnosperms and two ferns. Of the total number of taxa, 228 (68%) are naturalized and 112 (32%) are casual. There are 275 neophytes (172 naturalized and 103 casual) and 61 archaeophytes (52 naturalized and 9 casual); four species could not be classified with respect to the residence time. In addition, 47 frequently planted taxa with a potential to escape are also listed.


Uludag A, Aksoy N, Yazlk A, Arslan FA, Yazmiş, Űremiş I, Antonella T, Groom Q, Pergl J, Pyšek P, Brundu G (2017) Alien flora of Turkey: checklist, taxonomic composition and ecological attributes. Neobiota 35, 61-85. https://neobiota.pensoft.net/article/12460/