EPPO Global Database

Arctotheca calendula(AROCA)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1989
The species was first recorded in the Lipari Islands (NE of Sicilia) in 1989 (Madon, 1994), in Sardinia, and then in Calabria (Crisafulli et al., 2010) on sand dunes and coastal areas.

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/018) : also in Campania.
* Brundu G, Lozano V, Manca M, Celesti-Grapow L, Sulas L (2015) Arctotheca calendula (L.) Levyns: An emerging invasive species in Italy. Plant Biosystems 149, 954-957.

* Crisafulli A, Cannavo S, Maiorca G, Musarella CM, Signorino G, Spampinato G (2010) Aggiornamenti floristici per la Calabria. Informatore Botanico Italiano 42 (2), 437-448.

* Madon O (1994) Un taxon introduit noveau pour l'Italie: Arctotheca calendula. Fl. medit. 4, 201-202.
Situation in neighbouring countries
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France Corse Present, no details view...
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