The presence of the xenophyte plant Maireana brevifolia is reported for the first time in Morocco. The species is native to Australia and is currently colonizing a disturbed saline oasis in Skoura, province of Ouarzazate, though it might likely occur elsewhere in similar habitats.
A brief illustrated description and precise geographical Moroccan location of Maireana brevifolia are presented. The voucher specimen is deposited in the National Herbarium (RAB) of Morocco, at the Scientific Institute of Rabat.
Réf. : Giardi, L. & Homrani Bakali, H. 2023. Maireana brevifolia (Chenopodiaceae), an Australian xenophyte established recently in southeastern Morocco. Collectanea Botanica 42: e009. https://doi.org/10.3989/collectbot.2023.v42.009
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