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20 June 2017

GENMEDA network and CARE-MEDIFLORA project meet in Rome, 18 May 2017

A joint meeting of GENMEDA members (Network of Mediterranean Plant Conservation Centres) and CARE-MEDIFLORA project was organized in Rome on 18 May 2017.

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13 June 2017

Introduction of a new population of Myosurus minimus in Mallorca

The CARE-MEDIFLORA team in Balearic Islands (Sóller Botanic Garden, JBS) is working on one of the CARE-MEDIFLORA in situ conservation actions, the introduction of Myosurus minimus L. in Mallorca.

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12 June 2017

Reintroduction of Peganum harmala to Nicosia old walls, Cyprus

Peganum harmala occurs in Southeastern Europe, Mediterranean region and to the east towards central Asia and northwest India. It is a perennial species, flowering from May to June and fruiting from May to August. In Cyprus, it was recorded only at one location, near the walls of the old city of Lefkosia, on waste ground.

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09 June 2017

Translocation of Anthemis tomentosa to Gialia and Akamas areas, Cyprus

Anthemis tomentosa is an annual species (therophyte) flowering from late March to May and fruiting from May to July, depending on the weather conditions. It occurs on sandy and gravelly coasts (habitat type 2110 Embryonic shifting dunes according to Annex I of the Habitat directive), near the sea level. In Cyprus, it is recorded in four locations:

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09 June 2017

Reintroduction of Euphorbia paralias to Gialia area, Cyprus

Euphorbia paralias grows in west Europe and the Mediterranean towards the Black sea. It is a perennial species, flowering from February to December. The fruiting starts early, but ripening and dispersal of seeds starts at October and last for several months. In Cyprus, it has been recorded at 11 locations.

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Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC) Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation, Balearic Islands Office of the Environment of Corsica - National Botanical Academy of Corsica Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, Sardinia University of Catania, Sicily Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus Department of Forests, Cyprus