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Volume :39 Issue : 1 2012      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Eleven new weeds in Kuwait

Auther : K.T. MATHEW, GHANIMA MALALLAH AND MODHI AL-DOSARI

 

*Botany Program, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kuwait University, P.O.Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait 
E-mails: ktmathew@yahoo.com, ghanima.malalah@ku.edu.kw, mddosari@yahoo.com
 
ABSTRACT
During the course of recent field studies with special emphasis on the weed plants found in the farmlands and gardens in Kuwait, eleven new weed species were discovered and are reported in this paper. They are: Capsella bursa-pastoris(L.) Medik., Hibiscus trionumL., Lathyrus aphaca L., Melilotus alba Medik., Gnaphalium uliginosum L., Physalis angulataL., Verbena tenuisecta Briq., Boerhavia diffusaL., Aerva javanica(Burm. f.) Juss. ex J.A.Schultes, Chenopodium ficifolium Sm. and Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. Nomenclature with citation of relevant literature, full botanical description, specimen citations and notes on distribution for each species are given. The reported medicinal and other economic uses of these species are tabulated in Table 1.
Keywords: Farmlands and gardens; Kuwait flora; new records; uses; weeds.

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