Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari

Valenzano, Italy

Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari

Valenzano, Italy
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Perrino E.V.,University of Bari | Perrino E.V.,Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari | Signorile G.,University of Bari | Marvulli M.,State Secondary School Dante Alighieri
Natura Croatica | Year: 2013

For the first time a checklist of the vascular flora of the coast of Polignano a Mare, a town located by the Adriatic Sea, about 30 km south of Bari (the capital of Apulia) is presented. At the end of the floristic work, in total, 457 species were listed. Some of them are more important than others since they are endemic, amphiadriatic, of phytogeographic interest or included under the International Conventions of Berne and CITES, Regional and Italian Red List or the Directive 92/43/EEC. In a review of the literature it was found that three species were not correctly reported, five were not found at all, twelve are considered alien and four are believed to be new entries at the regional level.


Perrino E.V.,University of Bari | Perrino E.V.,Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari | Ladisa G.,Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari | Calabrese G.,Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari
Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution | Year: 2014

A floristic study of vascular flora of ancient olive groves of Apulia (Italy) was carried out from 2009 to 2011. Research was made in the fields and in the ecological infrastructures of four olive groves, located in protected areas: National Park of Gargano, Park of Dune Costiere, State and Marine Natural Reserve of Torre Guaceto and of Le Cesine. Floristic analysis was carried out by Raunkiaer and Braun-Blanquet. Biological forms and chorological types were named according to Raunkiear. Overall, 408 taxa were identified, of which 332 species, 73 subspecies and 3 varieties, belonging to 275 genera and 74 families. A small segment of 18 taxa, out of 408, was considered of conservation interest. For these taxa the topography of the collecting site, plant community, population density, degree of vulnerability and habitats were recorded, according to the Directive 92/43/EEC. Another segment of 111 taxa, out of a total of 408, was considered important for usage, which for the sake of presentation has been divided in five arbitrary categories: food crops, fodder crops, medicinal, aromatic and officinalis, crop wild relatives and edible wild species. For each of these taxa, an attempt to provide relevant information was made. Only two taxa, i.e., Muscari parviflorum and Aegilops uniaristata are common to both segments. The work was carried out within the competence of the LIFE+ CENT.OLI.MED. (LIFE07 NAT/IT/000450) project, with the aim to gather information for improving conservation and management of olive groves of Apulia, as well as of their related wild life. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.


Perrino E.V.,University of Bari | Perrino E.V.,Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari | Calabrese G.,Agronomic Mediterranean Institute of Bari
Natura Croatica | Year: 2014

A floristic study of the vascular flora of ancient olive groves of Apulia (Italy) was carried out from 2009 to 2012. Research was mainly focussed on the fields and the ecological infrastructures of four olive groves. In total, 408 taxa were identified, of those, 332 species, 73 subspecies and 3 cultivated varieties were classified into 275 genera and 74 families. Only 18 taxa out of the 408 were considered important from a conservation point of view. These 18 taxa were analysed more thoroughly, the topography of the collecting site, plant community, population density and relationships with the habitats being recorded, according to Directive 92/43/EEC. The work was planned and carried out with the aim of providing tools for improving the conservation and management of the olive groves of Apulia.

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