EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/163

New records of alien plants in Algeria

In the framework of the Med-checklist project which aims to provide an inventory of the flora of the Mediterranean Basin, some new records of alien plants have been made for the city of Algiers in Algeria. These new detailed records are presented below with their general situation in the Mediterranean Basin (including information from Flora Europaea and DAISIE) and the origin of the plant:

Species, Family
Situation in the Mediterranean Basin
Situation in Algiers
Ailanthus altissima (Simaroubaceae) (EPPO List of Invasive Alien Plants)
Found in abandoned gardens.
Amaranthus viridis (Amaranthaceae)
Tropical America
Naturalized in many Mediterranean countries.
Weed on roadsides.
Araujia sericifera (Apocynaceae) (EPPO Alert List)
South America
Naturalized in France (incl. Corse), Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal (Azores, Madeira) and Spain.
Nearly naturalized. Weed in abandoned gardens.
Asparagus setaceus (Asparagaceae)
South Africa
Naturalized in abandoned orchards in Israel, Italy, Portugal (Azores, Madeira).
Garden escapee and in irrigated flower beds.
Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. cunninghamiana (Casuarinaceae)
Species frequently planted as a street tree and a wind break in North-Africa.
Young trees found on agricultural land. Nearly naturalized.
Eleusine indica subsp. indica (Poaceae)
E. indica is widespread. In North-Africa, the subspecies indica is known in Morocco, Libya and Egypt.
Found on roadsides.
Iris albicans (Iridaceae)

Naturalized in Croatia, France, Greece (Crete), Portugal and Spain.
Weed in a cemetery, planted in gardens.
Lantana camara (Verbenaceae)
Tropical America
Naturalized in France (Corse), Italy (Sicilia), Portugal (Azores, Madeira) and Spain (incl. Baleares, Canarias).
Found as a garden escape along roadsides.
Nothoscordum gracile (Liliaceae)
Central & South America
Naturalized in France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal (Incl. Azores and Madeira) and Spain.
Found in abandoned gardens.
Solanum bonariense (Solanaceae)
South America
Nearly naturalized, found in France (incl. Corse), Italy and Spain (incl. Baleares and Canarias).
Weed in a cemetery.


Delivering Invasive Alien Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) Database. http://www.europe-aliens.org/
Greuter W, Raus T (Ed.) (2008) Med-Checklist Notulae, 27 – Willdenowia 38, 465-474.
Greuter W, Raus T (Ed.) (2009) Med-Checklist Notulae, 28 – Willdenowia 39, 335-345.
Tutin et al. (1964-1980) Flora Europaea. 5 Vol. Cambridge University Press. http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/FE/fe.html