A New Invasive Plant Species Discovered in the Mediterranean

'Cardamine occulta Hornem', which is recognised as an invasive species in the world and a new record for the flora of Türkiye, has been identified. Interviews with producers revealed that this species has been widely found in indoor banana production greenhouses in the Mediterranean Region for a long time, but banana producers can easily combat this plant species. The samples collected for identification were sent to Prof. Necmi Aksoy, Curator of Düzce University Faculty of Forestry Herbarium (DUOF). As a result of the identification studies, it was determined that the species in question was "Cardamine occulta Hornem" (Brassicaceae, Asian cress), which is native to the Asian continent and has not been previously recorded in the flora of Türkiye.


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