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Author(s): Király, G.
Title: The first record of Rubus apricus in Hungary – on the southernmost point of the distribution area
Year: 2015
Volume: 46
Pages: 141-148.


Abstract: Rubus apricus Wimmer, a species of Rubus ser. Hystrix, is reported from Hungary for the first time. This Central European nemophilous bramble species was found at one locality in the Belső-Somogy region, SW Hungary; this record represents by far the southernmost point of the distribution area. The paper presents the morphological features and the distribution of the species, the characterisation of the newly discovered locality and the assessment of the possible ways of the introduction. The Hungarian locality is situated in an approximately 80 years old, mixed Scots pine plantation on mesic-slightly wet acidic sandy soil. The origin of the stand is dubious, both the introduction by saplings or seeds used during forest regeneration and a natural colonisation as a consequence of a long distance endozoochorous dispersal event are possible. The latter variation is strengthened by the presence of several other Central European bramble species in the pine plantations of the region.
Keywords: distribution, floristics, long distance dispersal, Pannonian Basin, zoochory

Journal: Studia botanica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Studia bot. hung.
ISSN: 0301-7001
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Barina, Z., Alegro, A., Buczkó, K., Hably, L., Lakušić, D., Lőkös, L., Papp, B., Shevera, M. & Szurdoki, E.