Middendorfia borysthenica (Schrank) Trautv.




LYTHRACEAE J.St.-Hil.
Myrtales Juss. ex Bercht. & J.Presl
Rosanae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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Fonte / Source:
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This annual plant with a Mediterranean-Pontic distribution is present, but generally very rare, in Lazio, Puglia, Sardinia and Sicily (of dubious occurrence in Tuscany). The life-cycle can be spent part in water, part on moist to dry soil. It grows in moist habitats: ponds, swamps, ditches, ephemeral pools, on muddy soils which are moist at least in winter and spring, from sea level to about 500 m. It is a characteristic species of the Sardinian Mediterranean temporary ponds, common in the central and intermediate belts, where it often forms dense monospecific stands. The genus is dedicated to the Russian botanist Alexander von Middendorf Theodorowitsch (1815-1894); the species name comes from the Greek 'Borysthenes', the ancient name of the Dnieper (Dnepr) River that bathes Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, and the Greek colony of Olbia on the Black Sea, at the mouth of the river. Flowering period: June to July. Syn.: Lythrum borysthenicum (Schrank) Litv.



Italian name(s): Litro boristenico (Italia), Salcerella a foglie ovali (Italia)





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