Kitaibelia vol. 14 – no. 1. (2009) p.86-88.
A Symphyotrichum ciliatum (Ledeb.) G. L. Nesom felbukkanása Magyarországon
Mészáros András László
Symphyotrichum ciliatum (Ledeb.) G. L. Nesom was discovered as new to the Hungarian flora near Ambrózfalva village (N0 46.34, E0 20.69, Csongrád county, Southeast Hungary) in 2006. The species was found in a halophytic habitat dominated by Atriplex (A. littoralis L., A. patula L., A. prostrata Boucher ex DC.) and Chenopodium (Ch. chenopodioides (L.) Aellen, Ch. glaucum L., Ch. rubrum L., Ch. urbicum L.) species. Further relevant species in the surroundings were Amaranthus albus L., Aster tripolium L. ssp. pannonicus (Jacq.) Soó, Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla, Juncus gerardi Loisel., Potentilla supina L., Tripleurospermum inodorum (L.) Sch. Bip., Sonchus arvensis L. and S. asper (L.) Hill.
The habitat mentioned above changed by 2008, hence not a single specimen of Symphyotrichum ciliatum could be detected in the territory that year. What is more, further localities were found in the neighbourhood of Királyhegyes and Pitvaros villages.