EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/216

Non-native flora from the province Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain)


New records of non-native plant species are reported from a field survey conducted in the province of Tarragona (Spain).  Table 1 lists 22 species recorded for the first time in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia or the whole country of Spain.   


Table 1. 


Species

Family 

Native range

First record for:

Observation

Aloe ferox

Asphodelaceae

S. Africa

Tarragona

Limited occurrence

Canna ×generalis

Cannaceae


Catalonia

Naturalised

Cenchrus orientalis*

Poaceae

N. Africa/Asia

Spain

Single individual / Potentially invasive

Cenchrus setaceus**

Poaceae

Africa / Asia

Tarragona

Naturalised potentially invasive

Convolvulus farinosus

Convolvulaceae

Africa

Tarragona

Naturalised 

Ficus rubiginosa

Moraceae

Australia

Catalonia

Single individual

Jarava plumosa

Poaceae

S. America

Tarragona

Naturalised 

Koelreuteria paniculata

Sapindaceae

E. Asia

Tarragona

Naturalising

Lycianthes rantonnetii

Solanaceae

S. America

Catalonia

Locally naturalising

Manihot grahamii

Euphorbiaceae

S. America

Spain

Single individual

Melica chilensis 

Poaceae

S. America

Spain

Locally naturalising

Nassella tenuissima

Poaceae

S. America

Tarragona

Naturalising

Panicum capillare subsp. hillmanii

Poaceae

N. America

Spain

Few individuals

Paraserianthes lophantha

Fabaceae

Australia

Tarragona 

Single individual/ Potentially invasive

Plumbago auriculata

Plumbaginaceae

S. Africa

Tarragona

Naturalising

Podranea ricasoliana

Bignoniaceae

S. Africa

Tarragona

Naturalised 

Proboscidea louisianica

Martyniaceae

N. America

Tarragona

Naturalising

Sedum palmeri

Crassulaceae

N. America

Tarragona

Single individual

Solanum bonariense

Solanaceae

S. America

Tarragona

Naturalised 

Tipuana tipu

Fabaceae

S. America

Tarragona

Naturalising / potentially invasive

Tradescantia pallida 

Commelinaceae

N. America

Tarragona

Few individuals

Vitis ×ruggerii

Vitaceae


Tarragona

Naturalised - invasive


* Synonym: Pennisetum orientale

** Synonym: Pennisetum setaceum



Sources

Verloove F, Aymerich P, Gόmez-Bellver C, Lόpez-Pujol J (2019) Chorological notes on the non-native flora of the province of Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain) Butlletí de la Instituciό Catalana d’Histόria Natural 83 133-146.