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Author: Stephen Mifsud
Title: Dactyloctaenium aegyptium
Publ: MaltaWildPlants.com Bulletin - MWP F07-007a
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Maybe one still don't believe this finding - so I should add that my identification (after long hours at the Univ.) was confirmed by Mr. Lanfranco. I should also add again that in whole Europe it is only found in Sicily and Crete (and ex Yugoslavia?)
This is the 3rd first record of a species in Maltes flora, and the 4th might be round the corner with some luck.
- Dactyloctaenium aegyptium, first record from Maltese islands by Stephen Mifsud
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In early 1980s, a comprehensive book about the flora of Italy gives only 2 locations of this plant in Europe, that is Italy and Crete. Maybe over these 25 years it has spread elsewhere in South Europe, namely Spain. I am researchingabout the distribution of this plant in Europe for a scientific publication later on this year. The problem as usual is time. I am overlaoded with things (includng things that does not have anything to do with plants!)
A very curious thing is that this species has two taxons described by different authors - never happened to see this in my study! I think that the 2nd one is the correct name!
BTW I assumed that you were busy lately