Fabio Conti

Fabio Conti
University of Camerino | UNICAM · Scuola di Bioscienze e Biotecnologie

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October 1988 - present
University of Camerino
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Spiraea hypericifolia is a Eurasiatic species, distributed from SW Europe to C and SW Asia. In Italy, only the alien S. hypericifolia subsp. obovata was recorded, as naturalized in the Central Apennines. Spiraea flabellata was described from Abruzzo (Central Apennines, Italy) by Gussone in 1826 and is currently regarded as a synonym of S. hypericif...
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Adonis fucensis is herein described as a new species based on morphological and molecular analyses. It is endemic to one locality of the Central Apennines between Amplero and Fucino plains within the NATURA 2000 network in the SAC IT7110205 (Central Italy). The only discovered population is composed of 65 individuals and is at risk of extinction. T...
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Onobrychis alba subsp. calcarea, an endemic taxon known for central Balkan, is discovered for the first time in Croatia. Field investigations and herbarium researches have allowed to report its current occurrence in Dalmatia on Mt Mosor. Furthermore, the name O. calcarea is typified based on a specimen traced in PR.
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, and status changes to the Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates, published elsewhere, and corrigenda are provided as Suppl. material 1.
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of vascular flora alien to Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, and status changes for Italy or for Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates, published elsewhere, and corrections are provided as Suppl. material 1
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Ranuculus gracilis is endemic to the SE Euro-Mediterranean area and its presence in Italy is controversial. Based on analysis of the relevant literature, field surveys and examination of herbarium specimens, a revised distribution of this species in Italy is presented and its conservation status is assessed. Ranunculus agerii, described by Antonio...
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This paper provides an updated overview, based on nomenclatural, taxonomical and distribution data published in 2021, on the native and alien vascular flora of Italy. The details on the occurrence at national and regional level and the lists of taxa occurring in Italy described in 2021 are provided.
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The genus Mcneillia has been recently segregated from Minuartia L. based on molecular results, also supported by morphology. However, to date, a comprehensive study on the phylogenetic relationships within this genus is lacking. In this paper, we provide a multigene phylogeny of all the species and subspecies of Mcneillia employing two nuclear and...
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A new locality of Sternbergia colchiciflora from Latium (Capranica Prenestina, Monte Cerella) is reported.
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Pinguicula vulgaris is one of the most common carnivorous plants in the Northern Hemisphere. It is a member of the species complex (P. vulgaris agg.) of which in Europe six taxa are recognized at different taxonomic ranks. One of them is P. bohemica, a taxon considered endemic to the Czech Republic, for which there are varied reports on its chromos...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, and exclusions to the Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates, published elsewhere, and corrigenda are provided as Suppl. material 1.
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of vascular flora alien to Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, exclusions, and status changes for Italy or for Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates published elsewhere are provided as Suppl. material 1.
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The Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park, a flagship conservation area in Italy, is a hotspot of floristic diversity and a crossroad for plant biogeography. In this work, as a result of recent field studies in the Park and herbarium revisions, we report 10 taxa new or confirmed for the Abruzzo administrative region, and 3 for the Molise administ...
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Thymus vulgaris L. is an emblematic species of the Mediterranean tradition. As a crop, this species has been spread wherever possible by man around the World. Often escaped from cultivations, defining its natural environment and the limits of its natural range is very much complicated as these have been greatly altered and influenced by human prese...
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Climate change and human infrastructures heavily affect seashore dynamics with cascading consequences on coastal sand dunes. While there is a high number of studies conducted on plant communities, there is a lack of monitoring approaches conducted at population level. We studied the variations in spatial patterns of the population of three plant sp...
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The name Allium kermesinum Rchb. is typified, and the correct place of publication of the name is discussed. A specimen issued in 1842 of Reichenbach’s “Flora Germanica Exsiccata, Centuria XXII: No. 2141,” preserved at HAL, is designated here as the lectotype.
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The tetraploid species Leucanthemum ircutianum (Asteraceae, Anthemideae) is represented in the Apennine Peninsula by three infraspecific taxa, L. ircutianum subsp. ircutianum, L. ircutianum subsp. asperulum and L. ircutianum subsp. leucolepis. The present study uses AFLP fingerprinting and sequencing of the petN–psbM intergenic spacer (IGS) region...
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In this paper, Allium ducissae (the LSID for the name Allium ducissae is: 77254606-1) is described as a new species based on morphological and molecular analyses, and its taxonomic relationships are discussed. It grows in crevices on calcareous rocks, rocky slopes and grassy ledges in the subalpine belt, within two regional protected areas in the L...
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In this contribution, new chromosome data obtained on material collected in Italy are presented. It includes the first counts for Hieracium glanduliferum s.str. and H. tenuiflorum, counts for two Armeria species endemic to Italy, and for Onopordum illyricum subsp. illyricum. We also present here the first chromosome count of Allium permixtum for It...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, exclusions, and status changes to the Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates, published elsewhere, and corrigenda are provided as Suppl. material 1.
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A morphometric-based taxonomic revision of the Siler montanum group (Apiaceae) from Italy and the Balkan Peninsula was carried out. Multivariate and univariate analyses were performed on 47 morphological characters including seven ratios, and based on the study of 328 dried herbarium specimens. According to our results, the characters employed in t...
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IDPlanT is the Italian Database of Plant Translocation, an initiative of the Nature Conservation Working Group of the Italian Botanical Society. IDPlanT currently includes 185 plant translocations. The establishment of a national database on plant translocation is a key step forward in data sharing and techniques improvement in this field of plant...
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Adonis distorta Tenore (1822: 448) (Ranunculaceae) is a rare endemic to central Italy occurring in Umbria, Marche, Lazio and Abruzzo administrative regions (Peruzzi et al. 2014, Pignatti et al. 2017, Bartolucci et al. 2018). It was recorded only in some protected areas of central Apennine: the National Parks of Monti Sibillini (Ballelli et al. 2010...
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Climate change and human infrastructures heavily affect seashore dynamics with cascading consequences on coastal sand dunes which are transitional ecosystems hosting threatened habitat and various ecosystem services. Therefore, dune restoration has been recurrently applied as a tool to minimize coastal risks and ensure the biodiversity conservation...
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The split between conservation science and real-world application is an ongoing issue despite several calls for unification. Researchers are empowered to partially bridge the research-implementation gap by making their findings more accessible. Cypripedium calceolus is the most recognizable orchid of the European flora, and is currently facing habi...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of vascular flora alien to Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, exclusions, and status changes for Italy or for Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates published elsewhere are provided as Suppl. material 1.
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Free access at: https://doi.org/10.4081/nhs.2021.520 This paper provides an updated overview, based on nomenclatural, taxonomical and distribution data, on the native and alien vascular flora of Italy, with details on the occurrence at national and regional administrative level. Recently described taxa occurring in Italy, which were not included in...
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The results of the 4th National Report for the Italian flora under the 92/43/EEC “Habitats” Directive are presented. The outcomes showed a general negative conservation status for plant species, with the worst situation being in the Mediterranean bioregion. At the National level, significant monitoring and conservation activities are required.
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A new species of Anthyllis endemic to central Apennine growing in dry pastures on limestone in the montane belt, within Abruzzo and Lazio administrative regions (central Italy), is here described and illustrated and the IUCN assessment is proposed. This new species belongs to the morphologically very variable Anthyllis vulneraria species complex an...
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Southern European mountain ranges have long been recognized as important hotspots of genetic diversity and areas of high endemism. Reflecting the geographical complexity of these mountain ranges, many European high-mountain species exhibit disjunctions on a variety of geographical scales. One of the long-neglected, poorly investigated and unresolve...
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Italy has a rich natural heritage, which is dangerously under pressure. In recent years, there is an increased awareness of the crucial role of plants in ecosystem functioning and in providing ecosystem services. Consequently, an updated Red List of the Italian vascular flora was compiled in this work, at the request of the Ministry for Environment...
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The inventory of the taxa collected during the annual field trip of the working group for Floristics, Systematics and Evolution of the Italian Botanical Society is reported. The field trip was held in 2019 along the Sillaro, Santerno, and Senio high valleys located in Toscana (central Italy). The flora documented for the studied area amounts to 492...
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Italy is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Basin, a region considered one of the most threatened global biodiversity hotspots. Its environmental and climatic heterogeneity allowed the differentiation of a large number of plant species (more than 8.200 taxa), that however are subjected to an increased number of threats due to changes in soci...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of vascular flora alien to Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, exclusions, and status changes for Italy or for Italian administrative regions. Nomenclatural and distribution updates published elsewhere are provided as Suppl. material 1.
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, exclusions, and status changes to the Italian administrative regions for taxa in the genera Artemisia, Chaetonychia, Cirsium, Cynanchum, Genista, Hieracium, Iberis, Melica, Misopates, Myosotis, Thalictr...
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The new species Echinops sahyadricus is discovered and described from northern Western Ghats, India. It is endemic to the Maharashtra state and probably restricted to few high mountain peaks in Western Maharashtra. The new species is distinguished from the related E. echinatus by adaxially glabrous to sparsely elgandular hairy leaf surfaces, larger...
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The checklist of the Italian native and alien vascular flora, and a guide to Floritaly (Portal to the Flora of Italy). La checklist della flora vascolare autoctona e alloctona d'Italia e una guida a Floritaly (Portale della Flora d'Italia)
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Digital data concerning the flora of Italy are largely fragmented among different resources hosted on different platforms, and often with different data standards, which are neither con-nected by a common access point, nor by web services, thus constituting a relevant obstacle to data access and usage. Taxonomic incongruences add a further complica...
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This paper deals with the typification and taxonomy of five Mediterranean Cytisus species. Cytisus affinis, C. candidus, and C. spinescens nom. illeg., non Sieber ex Spreng. were described from Sicily by Karel Bořivoj Presl, Cytisus spinescens was described from Apulia (south Italy) by Curt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel, and C. villosus was described f...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations, exclusions, and status changes to the Italian administrative regions. Two new combinations are proposed. Nomenclatural and distribution updates, published elsewhere, and corrigenda are provided as Suppl...
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Aiming at clarifying the discussed distribution of Iris marsica, endemic to central Italy, the authors tested the application of molecular techniques for the correct identification of this taxon, especially towards the similar, non-native I. ×germanica. In fact, it was suspected that their morphological similarity would cause misidentification in t...
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To track future climate space, seed dispersal will be essential for plants, but dispersal ability is rarely measured or incorporated into species distribution models. Species distribution models (SDMs) can rank habitat suitability at a local scale, and they may be a valuable conservation planning tool for rare, patchily distributed species. Dispers...
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According to recent molecular study, the genus Scorzonera sensu lato is polyphyletic. A revised circumscription of this genus was proposed with the recognition of seven genera: Scorzonera sensu stricto, Gelasia, Lipschitzia, Pseudopodospermum, Pterachaenia, Ramaliella, and Takhtajaniantha. Accordingly, a taxonomic treatment of the genus Scorzonera...
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A new species, Poa magellensissp. nov. , is described and illustrated based on collections from the Majella Mountains in Central Apennine, Italy. It is morphologically similar to P. ligulata Boiss., but can be distinguished by green leaves, the basal ones adaxially lightly scabrous or sparsely hairy, longer ligules particularly in the upper leaves,...
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The occurrence of Echinops siculus Strobl, previously considered endemic to Italy, is for the first time reported from the Balkan Peninsula based on plants collected in Corfu (Greece). Morphological similarities with other taxa of Echinops L. recorded in Greece are briefly discussed. Presence of Echinops albidus Boiss. & Spruner is excluded from It...
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Globularia is a genus of small evergreen and perennial shrubs that are widespread in Europe. Globularia section Empetron includes a group of three species, G. cordifolia, G. meridionalis, and G. neapolitana, that have been taxonomically disputed for more than 150 years. Many morphological features have been proposed to discriminate these species. N...
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In this contribution, new chromosome data obtained on material collected in Italy are presented. It includes three chromosome counts from two taxa endemic to Southern Italy ( Centaurea subtilis and Onobrychis alba subsp. echinata) and one species ( Poa ligulata ) occurring in Italy with only one recently discovered population.
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Based on field, herbarium and bibliographic research, new distributional data for 18 taxa (11 native and 7 aliens) are reported for some regions of central and southern Italy. Umbilicus luteus is confirmed for Italy, other four taxa are new or confirmed to Abruzzo, three to Molise, two to Marche, Umbria and Campania, and one to Basilicata and Calab...
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A morphometric study on Senecio apenninus and S. doronicum subsp. orientalis belonging to S. sect. Crociseris was carried out with univariate and multivariate analyses. In order to correctly classify these taxa and clarify the taxonomic value of S. apenninus, we studied 38 qualitative and quantitative morphometric characters from 85 herbarium speci...
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In order to improve the floristic knowledge of the Italian territory, we report the inventory of the taxa collected during the annual field trip of the working group for Floristics, Systematics and Evolution of the Italian Botanical Society held in 2015 in eastern Irpinia and Vulture-Melfese area (South Italy). The investigated territories are loca...
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Festuca valesiaca Schleich. ex Gaudin subsp. valesiaca is acknowledged as one of the most characteristic grasses of the continental grasslands and steppes of Eurasia. In Italy, the species was known almost only from the continental valleys of the Alpine chain (with the exception of two small populations at the northernmost edge of the Apennines). H...
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The Majella National Park is located in Abruzzo region (Central Italy) and covers an area of 740 Km2. An updated checklist of the vascular plants growing in the park is here presented on the basis of extensive field surveys carried out from 1982 to 2018, analysis of relevant literature and review of herbarium specimens kept in APP, FI, NAP, RO, and...
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The census of the loci classici of 1,227 native, non-endemic vascular plants described from Italy is here presented and described. The effective place of publication of accepted names, basionyms and homotypic synonyms were identified and critically verified. The geographic information on the loci classici was excerpted from the protologues, as well...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented. It includes new records, confirmations and status changes to the Italian administrative regions for taxa in the genera Acer , Alchemilla , Andrachne , Bromus , Clinopodium , Colchicum , Damasonium , Erodium , Festuca , Hieracium , Hyparrhenia...
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The inventory of the taxa collected during the annual field trip of the working group for Floristics, System-atics and Evolution of the Italian Botanical Society is reported. The field trip was held in 2016 along the Velino and Aterno valleys located between Lazio and Abruzzo administrative regions (central Italy). The flora documented for the stud...
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Centaurea Linnaeus (1753: 909) (Asteraceae) is a widely distributed genus from the Mediterranean region to southwest Asia which includes approximately 250 species (Susanna & Garcia-Jacas 2009). It contains annual, biennial and perennial herbs, less often shrubs, with usually unarmed leaves and very variable scarious or spiny bract appendages that r...
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A morphometric study of populations from the central-southern Apennines and Sicily of the Italian endemic Corydalis densiflora has been undertaken, based on herbarium specimens and field researchA new subspecies, Cdensiflora subspapennina, is described from the central ApenninesIt differs from Cdensiflora s.strby its more divided leaves and bracts,...