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Remigiusz Pielech, Krzysztof Zając and Marek Malicki

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Veronica filiformis is an alien plant species widely distributed, across Central and Western Europe. The first observation of the species in the Sudetes was reported in 1942. Until 2000, only a few scattered sites were known in south-western Poland. During the last decade, V.filiformis was observed more frequently in many ranges of the Sudetes. In 2007, field works intended to discover new sites of the species were conducted as well as a critical revision of herbarium specimens stored in WRSL was performed. The number of known localities totals 37. Almost 65% of them were discovered during the last decade. The data are now summarized to bring up to date the known distribution and invasion scale of V. filiformis in the Polish part of the Sudetes.

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Ewa Szczęśniak, Iwona Jędrzejczyk, Edyta M. Gola, Remigiusz Pielech, Kamila Reczyńska and Krzysztof Świerkosz

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Detailed analyses of micro- and macromorphological features of 247 specimens representing the Polypodium vulgare complex, combined with DNA content measurements, revealed the presence of tetraploid P. vulgare s.str., hexaploid P. interjectum and the pentaploid hybrid P. × mantoniae in the Polish Sudetes. For species identification, sporangium structure (number of indurated and basal annulus cells) was found to be the most stable and thus the most valuable and taxonomically significant character. The size of spores and stomata was related to taxon ploidy level, and helped to differentiate the examined taxa. Polypodium interjectum was identified from only one locality in the Pogórze Kaczawskie foothills; P. × mantoniae was more widely distributed, suggesting that it is rather common in the Polish Sudetes. Both newly reported taxa occur mainly on basic or neutral rock in sheltered, shaded or semi-shaded habitats.