Vol. 75 No. 2 (2020)
Articles

Stellaria ruderalis M. Lepší, P. Lepší, Z. Kaplan et P. Koutecký, a new species record for the flora of Ukraine

Andriy Novikov
Department of Biosystematics and Evolution, State Museum of Natural History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Teatralna str. 18, 79008 Lviv, Ukraine
Mariia Sup-Novikova
Ukrainian Catholic University, Stryiska str. 29A, 79000 Lviv, Ukraine
Clemens Pachschwöll
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna, Rennweg 14 1030 Wien, Austria
Published November 18, 2020
Keywords
  • new record,
  • Stellaria media group,
  • Stellaria ruderalis,
  • Ukraine
How to Cite
Novikov, A., Sup-Novikova, M., & Pachschwöll, C. (2020). Stellaria ruderalis M. Lepší, P. Lepší, Z. Kaplan et P. Koutecký, a new species record for the flora of Ukraine. Webbia, 75(2), 355-358. https://doi.org/10.36253/jopt-9613

Abstract

Stellaria ruderalis is an annual (semi)ruderal species from the S. media group, which has been recently published by Lepší et al., therefore, its distribution range in Europe is insufficiently known. This paper is based on field exploration of 39 localities of S. media s.l. in the Lviv region, Western Ukraine. The first report of S. ruderalis in Ukraine comes from Dmytre village, where it grows at roadsides and arable field edges in a semiruderal habitat of the alliance Aegopodion podagrariae. As only a single population was found, Stellaria ruderalis is obviously still spreading in Western Ukraine, a fact which was reported already for northern Central Europe. This record represents the northeasternmost locality of the species so far known.