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Author(s): Wolf, M., Schmidt, D., Vidéki, R., Tiborcz, V. & Mesterházy, A.
Title: Hidden on the shore for half a century: actual distribution of Schoenoplectus pungens (Cyperaceae) in Hungary
Year: 2019
Volume: 50
Pages: 107-120.


Abstract: Schoenoplectus pungens is a little-known member of the Hungarian flora, where it is considered very rare. In recent years it was found in several locations, mostly in disturbed, anthropogenic habitats along the southern coast of Lake Balaton. Its historical and actual distribution in Hungary are presented, based on the revision of the literature data and the relevant Hungarian herbaria. Despite the extensive habitat destruction in its former locations, it has survived in manmade habitats in settlements, e.g. beaches, ditches, and mowed lawns, where mostly small, scarcely flowering individuals develop. These populations can be very inconspicuous and could therefore be passed unnoticed during previous field studies. We also emphasize that the fl ora of the southern coast of Lake Balaton needs additional study, and that in the anthropogenic habitats of the settlements further populations of S. pungens and other rare or declining species may be found.
Keywords: Lake Balaton, distribution, anthropogenic habitats, Schoenoplectus pungens

Journal: Studia botanica hungarica
Journal abbreviation: Studia bot. hung.
ISSN: 0301-7001
Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest
Editor(s): Barina, Z.