Nicola M. G. Ardenghi

Nicola M. G. Ardenghi
University of Pavia | UNIPV · University Museum System – Botanic Garden

Natural Sciences

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Introduction
My research activities focus on plant taxonomy, with special regard to the critical genera Festuca (Poaceae) and Vitis (Vitaceae), on botanical nomenclature, alien species, and floristic studies. An important part of my work is also represented by the art of botanical illustration.
Additional affiliations
November 2013 - present
University of Pavia
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • Taxonomy; Floristics.
Education
October 2008 - September 2012
University of Pavia
Field of study
  • Natural Sciences
October 2005 - December 2008
University of Pavia
Field of study
  • Natural Sciences

Publications

Publications (231)
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Northern Italy is an area particularly suitable for the cultivation of different crops. It used to be characterized by a high agrobiodiversity. However, it is estimated that over the last decades, this area experienced a genetic erosion of more than 90%, resulting in the loss of many traditional plant genetic resources (PGR). Nevertheless, recent s...
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A new locality of Sternbergia colchiciflora from Latium (Capranica Prenestina, Monte Cerella) is reported.
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History and identification of the grapevine cultivars (Vitis) cultivated in Oltrepò Pavese (northern Italy).
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As part of the Central European Floristic Cartography (CFCE) project, northern Italy historically appears as one of the most backward areas. This work presents the summary data of the projects that arose spontaneously and operate directly according to CFCE standards or attributable to them. In total, over 6.000.000 data are stored. The situation ha...
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"The Forbidden Vineyard", a new collection of American and hybridogen grapes (Vitis) of American parentage, ate the Botanic Garden of the University of Pavia.
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Northern Italy is an area particularly suitable for the cultivation of different crops. It used to be characterized by a high agrobiodiversity. However, it is estimated that over the last decades, this area experienced a genetic erosion of more than 95%, resulting in the loss of many traditional plant genetic resources (PGR). Nevertheless, recent s...
Technical Report
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“Dai balconi ai parchi urbani: buone pratiche per un giardinaggio consapevole”, prodotto nell’ambito del progetto LIFE ASAP, è un opuscolo di tipo tecnico-pratico che intende fornire alcune informazioni di base sulle piante esotiche invasive presenti in Italia nonché, seguendo le buone pratiche dettate nel Codice di condotta dei florovivaisti, prop...
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The book "Lombardy traditional crop varieties at risk of extinction or genetic erosion. Horticultural and cereal crops: an overview" illustrates the traditional Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (PGRFA) of Lombardy, northern Italy. Three groups of plants were considered: landraces, neglected crops (NUS), and obsolete cultivars, amoun...
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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. Furthermore, three new combinations are proposed. Nomenclatural and distribution updates published elsewhere are provided a...
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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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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 Ajuga , Chamaemelum , Clematis , Convolvulus , Cytisus , Deschampsia , Eleocharis , Epipactis , Euphorbia , Gr...
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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 of taxa in the genera Bunias, Calocedrus, Calycanthus, Celosia, Clerodendrum, Convolvulus, Crassula, Cyclamen, Datura, Dicli...
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A brief survey and the first updated checklist of the landraces and obsolete cultivars of maize (Zea mays L. subsp. mays) in Lombardy (northern Italy) are presented. Current geographical distribution and attribution to cultivar groups are provided.
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Some taxonomically critical and poorly known taxa from the order Caryophyllales are discussed. Both molecular and morphological data suggest that the chorologically distant populations of Tribulocarpus dimorphanthus in Namibia and East Africa are not uniform. Consequently, a new combination for Tetragonia somalensis, previously described from East...
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Ethnobotanical surveys across Italy, aiming to compile an inventory of the Italian traditional popcorns, their uses and their history, led to acquire, between 2017 and 2019, 15 seed collections from six different Italian regions, besides 26 oral testimonies from nine regions. These data evidence the relict status of popcorns in Italy, formerly more...
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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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Third contrubution to the knowledge of the alien flora of the province of Sondrio (Lombardy, Italy), with special reference to Valchiavenna. – New floristic investigations conducted in Valchiavenna between 2017 and 2018 led to the discovery of 3 new casual neophytes for the flora of Lombardia (Graptopetalum paraguayense subsp. paraguayense, Juniper...
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Chili peppers (Capsicum sp. pl., Solanaceae) at the Botanical Garden of the University of Pavia: a new collection ("Peperoncini dal Mondo") and history of Capsicum cultivation in this istitution since the XVIII century
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Zannichellia peltata Bertoloni (1854: 10) was described in the 10th volume of Flora Italica. This is one of the two species of Zannichellia Linnaeus (1753: 969) that he recorded from Italy (the other being Z. palustris Linnaeus [1753: 969]). Antonio Bertoloni (1775−1868) described the species based on a Gasparrini collection from the vicinity of Ro...
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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 of taxa in the genera Abies, Actinidia, Aloe, Amaryllis, Anredera, Arctotheca, Bidens, Cardiospermum, Celosia, Commelina, Cotoneaster, C...
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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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Festuca stricta subsp. trachyphylla (Hack.) Patzke ex Pils, new species for the flora of the province of Cremona (Lombardia, Italy).
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Background: tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus L.) is a perennial herb or subshrub belonging to the Asteraceae family. It is widely used in culinary recipes from several areas of the world for its aromatic properties. This study analyses the traditional use and the cultivation of this crop in the village of Sappada/Plodn, a German linguistic island in...
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Notes on some alien vascular plants in Valchiavenna (Lombardy, Italy). With the aim of updating the knowledge of the vascular flora in Valchiavenna, 9 neophytes (2 naturalized and 7 casual) are recorded from this area. Among these, one is new for Italy (×Graptosedum), while 5 (Cardamine occulta, Cedrus atlantica, Ligustrum sinense, Oxalis debilis,...
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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 of taxa in the genera Acalypha, Acer, Canna, Cardamine, Cedrus, Chlorophytum, Citrus, Cyperus, Epilobium, Eucalyptus, Euphor...
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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 Alchemilla , Arundo , Bupleurum , Clematis , Clinopodium , Cota , Crassula , Cytisus , Euphorbia , Hieracium , Isoëtes , La...
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Identifying crop genetic resources represent an important aspect of agricultural biodiversity conservation. However, conservation of landraces is challenging because they often cannot be properly identified, or have already suffered from genetic erosion, or have disappeared. Identification of landraces can be obtained using molecular markers or dis...
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Crop landraces are fundamental resources to increase the eroded genepool of modern crops in order to adapt agriculture to future challenges; plus, they are of immeasurable heritage and cultural value. Between the 1940s and the 1960s open-pollinated varieties (OPVs) of flint and semi-flint maize in Europe were almost completely replaced by high-yiel...
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Municipalities where each cultivar is cultivated and associated investigated sources
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Ethnobotanical interview form Ethnobotanical interview form used in surveys.
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented. It includes new records and confirmations to the Italian administrative regions for taxa in the genera Allium , Arabis , Campanula , Centaurea , Chaerophyllum , Crocus , Dactylis , Dianthus , Festuca , Galanthus , Helianthemum , Lysimachia ,...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of vascular flora alien to Italy are presented. It includes new records, and confirmations for Italy or for Italian administrative regions of taxa in the genera Albizia , Anredera , Bougainvillea , Cardamine , Cenchrus , Cephalaria , Ceratochloa , Cytisus , Datura , Delosperma , Euonymus ,...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the distribution of vascular flora alien to Italy are presented. It includes new records, and confirmations for Italy or for Italian administrative regions of taxa in the genera Albizia , Anredera , Bougainvillea , Cardamine , Cenchrus , Cephalaria , Ceratochloa , Cytisus , Datura , Delosperma , Euonymus ,...
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Ex situ conservation of plant germplasm, especially seed banking, is a favourable and widely used method for the conservation of plant genetic resources (PGR). The long-term conservation of these resources is fundamental for food security and plant breeding in order to stem the losses in agrobiodiversity and to meet the global challenges that agric...
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In the original publication of this article, some letters within the caption of Fig. 1 were misplaced. The three illustrated accessions are represented in the composite figure by two images (fruits and foliage), each one identified by means of letters. In the original caption, only one letter, instead of two, is indicated for each accession. The co...
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An updated inventory of the vascular flora alien to Italy, providing details on the occurrence at regional level, is presented. The checklist includes 1,597 species, subspecies, and hybrids, distributed in 725 genera and 152 families; 2 taxa are lycophytes, 11 ferns and fern allies, 33 gymnosperms, and 1,551 angiosperms. 157 taxa are archaeophytes...
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An updated inventory of the native vascular flora of Italy, providing details on the occurrence at regional level, is presented. The checklist includes 8195 taxa (6417 species and 1778 subspecies), distributed in 1092 genera and 152 families; 23 taxa are lycophytes, 108 ferns and fern allies, 30 gymnosperms and 8034 angiosperms. The taxa currently...
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Alien grape (Vitis, Vitaceae) species and recently described hybrids are recognised as major environmental weeds in southern Europe, based on their tendency to spread into natural and semi-natural habitats, often behaving as invasive species. Despite a high number of agronomic, genetic and phytopathological studies on Vitis cultivars, regeneration...
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This paper provides an up-to-date overview of the naturalized alien plants of Linosa (Pelagie Archipelago, Sicily), which includes 83 taxa and accounts for 29 % of the total island’s flora. Among these plants, 6 are invasive, 49 are naturalized and 28 are casual. With respect to previous available data, our field investigations resulted in the addi...
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In the course of the systematic revision of the aggregate of Festuca circummediterranea Patzke in Gutermann et al. (1974: 261), in progress by the authors, a nomenclature issue concerning the validity of the combination “Festuca marginata subsp. gallica” proposed by Breistroffer (1966: 79) and its type emerged, which we aimed to resolve in the pres...
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Twenty-three new combinations (Lolium adzharicum, L. ×aschersonianum, L. atlantigenum, L. ×brinkmannii, L. cha­ yuense, L. ×czarnohorense, L. duratum, L. ×elongatum, L. ×fleischeri, L. font­queri, L. formosanum, L. ×holmbergii, L. inter­ ruptum, L. interruptum subsp. corsicum, L. ×krasanii, L. liangshanicum, L. mairei, L. letourneuxianum, L. medite...
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The lectotypes for 30 entities described by the German botanist Johann Vetter within the genus Festuca are here designated: F. ×biformis, F. ×calcigena, F. ×diluta, F. ×duernsteinensis, F. dura var. pubifolia, F. elatior var. elbursiana, F. elatior var. insularis, F. ×firma, F. ×granitica, F. ×interjecta, F. ×kerneri, F. ×laxifolia, F. macedonica,...
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In this contribution, new data concerning the Italian distribution of alien vascular flora are presented. It includes new records, exclusions, confirmations, and status changes for Italy or for Italian administrative regions for taxa in the genera Acer, Amaranthus, Araujia, Aubrieta, Avena, Bidens, Calycanthus, Celtis, Elaeagnus, Eragrostis, Euonym...
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In this contribution new data concerning the distribution of native vascular flora in Italy are presented It includes new records, exclusions, and confirmations to the Italian administrative regions for taxa in the genera Asplenium, Bolboschoenus, Botrychium, Chamaerops, Crocus, Galeopsis, Grafia, Helosciadium Hieracium, Juniperus, Leucanthemum,...
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Wolffia columbiana (Colombia watermeal), a naturalized American neophyte, is recorded for the first time from southern Europe. Identification, distribution, invasion status, ecology, and pathways of introduction are presented. Furthermore, the potential invasive behaviour and impacts in the new growing site have been assessed with the EPPO prioriti...
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New localities and/or confirmations concerning 67 specific and subspecific plant taxa of Tuscan vascular flora, belonging to 59 genera and 37 families are presented: Alisma (Alismataceae), Amaranthus (Amaranthaceae), Leucojum, Sternbergia, Tristagma (Amaryllidaceae), Aloe (Asphodelaceae), Erigeron, Galinsoga, Hieracium, Rhagadiolus, Silybum, Soliva...
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The Italian vascular flora is one of the richest in the European Union and the Italian peninsula is located at the centre of the Mediterranean Basin, one of the 25 world biodiversity hotspots with an exceptional loss of habitats and species (1). Preliminary to any conservation initiative concerning plant diversity, a prioritization of the most enda...