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26 January 2018

Advancement of ex situ conservation by the HBK team

The CARE-MEDIFLORA team in Sardinia (Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, HBK) is actively involved in the ex situ conservation actions of the project. To date more than 80 selected target species, for a total of 123 seed lots, have been collected.

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18 January 2018

Population introduction for Kosteletzkya pentacarpos, threatened plant of Corsica

The five-fruited hibiscus, Kosteletzkya pentacarpos (L.) Ledeb., is a discontinuous taxon. It is found in the west of the Mediterranean basin (Spain, Balearic Islands, Corsica and Italy); then in Russia at the Caspian Sea and in Asia Minor. It is absent from the French mainland.

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18 January 2018

Creation of two new populations of Anchusa crispa at two locations of the eastern coast of Corsica

Anchusa crispa Viv. is a rare and endangered species endemic to Corsica and Sardinia. Restricted to the sandy littoral, it is threatened by numerous human impacts linked in particular to the tourist activities. Thus, the only two populations of the eastern coast of Corsica are now endangered.

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04 January 2018

CARE-MEDIFLORA local event during the 20th Anniversary of the Sardinian Germplasm Bank, Cagliari (2017)

During the celebrations for the 20 years of the activities of the Sardinian Germplasm Bank (BG-SAR), a local event dedicated to CARE-MEDIFLORA was realised, in which the HBK team illustrated the project to the local authorities and stakeholders.

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07 December 2018

Translocation of Urtica rupestris to the Nature Reserve “Complesso Speleologico Villasmundo-S.Alfio”, Syracuse, SE Sicily

Urtica rupestris Guss. is a perennial herb, 30-100 cm tall, woody at the base without urticant hairs. This narrow endemic species is linked to sciaphilous plant communities where it colonizes rocky outcrops within mesophilous holm oak woods. It is exclusively found on the carbonatic substrates of south-eastern Sicily. According to the IUCN criteria, it is classified as VU.

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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