Additional records on the occurrence of two alien Leguminosae in Algeria


  • Nora Sakhraoui Faculty of Sciences, University 20 August 1955 Skikda, Skikda, Algeria
  • Filip Verloove Meise Botanic Garden, Meise, Belgium
  • Azzedine Hadef Faculty of Sciences, University 20 August 1955 Skikda, Skikda, Algeria
  • Sonia Rouidi Faculty of Sciences, University 20 August 1955 Skikda, Skikda, Algeria
  • Hamdi Dziri Faculty of Sciences, University 20 August 1955 Skikda, Skikda, Algeria


alien species, new record, Fabaceae, escaped, cultivation, degree of naturalization, invaded habitat, propagation, Algeria


During field surveys, carried out between 2021 and 2022 in northeastern Algeria, two populations of Tipuana tipu (Benth.) Kuntze were discovered. One population was located in the middle of a quite natural habitat in the Filfilla region (wilaya of Skikda). In this locality, the species seems more or less established and can be considered to be at the beginning of the naturalization process, a degree of naturalization not previously reported in Algeria and mainland North Africa. Our surveys also revealed several populations of Paraserianthes lophantha (Willd.) I.C. Nielsen, a species that was recently reported as naturalized in Algeria but for which details on its naturalization were lacking. We here describe the localities in which the two species were observed, present a map of their distribution, field photographs and a key for the identification of both genera.


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2023-02-09 — Updated on 2023-06-25


How to Cite

Sakhraoui, N., Verloove, F., Hadef, A., Rouidi, S., & Dziri, H. (2023). Additional records on the occurrence of two alien Leguminosae in Algeria. Hacquetia, 22(2), 263–270. Retrieved from (Original work published February 9, 2023)




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