Notes On Alien Plant Species Amorpha Fruticosa New To Lithuania

Zigmantas Gudžinskas 1  and Egidijus Žalneravičius 1
  • 1 Nature Reseach Centre, Institute of Botany, Žaliųjų Ežerų Str. 49, Vilnius LT-08364, Lithuania

Abstract

Woody plant species in recent decades have increasingly often been recorded escaped from cultivation and naturalized. In 2013, a new alien woody species Amorpha fruticosa L. (Fabaceae) was first found in Lithuania. In several Central European countries, A. fruticosa is recognized as invasive species that pose serious threat to natural habitats and ecosystems. To date, A. fruticosa has been registered in three localities in Lithuania: two populations in Ukmergė district and one population in Prienai district. Considering the present state of revealed A. fruticosa populations, it is concluded that this species in Lithuania is already naturalized and potentially invasive. Estimated total area occupied by A. fruticosa in three known localities is about 0.2 ha. In certain areas this species can become abundant and invade significant areas of meadow, forest-edge and other open habitats. Therefore, its immediate control and subsequent eradication can reduce risk of future invasion. Cultivation of A. fruticosa should be forbidden outside the ornamental plantations.

If the inline PDF is not rendering correctly, you can download the PDF file here.

  • Aplinkos ministerija, 2015: Dėl Lietuvos Respublikos aplinkos ministro 2004 m. rugpjūčio 16 d. įsakymo Nr. D1-433 „Dėl Invazinių Lietuvoje organizmų rūšių sąrašo patvirtinimo ir dėl kai kurių aplinkos ministro įsakymų pripažinimo netekusiais galios“ pakeitimo. – Teisės aktų registras, 2015-07-20, Nr. 11487.

  • Botta-Dukat Z., 2008: Invasion of alien species to Hungarian (semi-)natural habitats. – Acta Botanica Hungarica, 50: 219–227.

  • DeHaan L.R., Ehlke N.J., Sheaffer C.C., Wyse D.L., DeHaan R.L., 2006: Evaluation of diversity among North American accessions of false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa L.) for forage and biomass. – Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 53: 1463–1476.

  • DiTomaso J.M., Kyser G.B., Oneto S.R., Wilson R.G., Orloff S.B., Anderson L.W., Wright S.D., Roncoroni J.A., Miller T.L., Prather T.S., Ransom C., Beck K.G., Duncan C., Wilson K.A., Mann J.J, 2013: Weed Control in Natural Areas in the Western United States. – University of California.

  • Dumitraşcu M., Doroftei M., Grigorescu I., Kucsicsa G., Dragotă C.-S., 2013: Key biological indicators to assess Amorpha fruticosa invasive terrestrial plant species in Romanian protected areas. – In: Proceedings of 9th WSEAS International Conference on Energy, Environment, Ecosystems and Sustainable Development, Recent Advances in Environmental Science: 144–149. – Bucureşti.

  • Eldridge D.J., Maestre F.T., Maltez-Mouro S., Bowker M.A., 2012: A global database of shrub encroachment effects on ecosystem structure and functioning. – Ecology, 93(11): 2499.

  • Essl F., Rabitsch W., 2002: Neobiota in Österreich. – Wien.

  • Evans J.R., Nugent J.J., Meisel J.K., 2003: Invasive Plant Species, Inventory and Management. Plan for the Hanford Reach National Monument. – Washington.

  • Glad J., Halse R., 1992: Invasion of Amorpha fruticosa L. (Leguminosae) along the Columbia and Snake Rivers in Oregon and Washington. – Madrona, 40(1): 62–65.

  • Gleason H.A., Cronquist A., 1991: Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and adjacent Canada (2nd ed.). – New York.

  • Gordon D.R., Riddle B., Pheloung P.C., Ansari S., Buddenhagen C., Chimera C., Daehler C.C., Dawson W., Denslow J.S., Tshidada N.J., La-Rosa A., Nishida T., Onderdonk D.A., Panetta F.D., Pyek P., Randall R.P., Richardson D.M., Virtue J.G., Williams P.A., 2010: Guidance for addressing the Australian Weed Risk Assessment questions. – Plant Protection Quarterly, 25: 56–74.

  • Gordon D.R., Tancig K.J., Onderdonk D.A., Gantz C.A., 2011: Assessing the invasive potential of biofuel species proposed for Florida and the United States using the Australian Weed Risk Assessment. – Biomass and Bioenergy, 35, 74–79.

  • Gudžinskas Z., 1993: Genus Ambrosia L. (Asteraceae) in Lithuania. – Thaiszia, 3(1): 89–96.

  • Gudžinskas Z., Kazlauskas M., Pilāte D., Balalaikins M., Pilāts M., Šaulys A., Šaulienė I., Šukienė L., 2014: Lietuvos ir Latvijos pasienio regiono invaziniai organizmai. Lietuvas un Latvijas pierobežas invazīvie organismi. – Vilnius

  • Januškevičius L., 2004: Lietuvos parkai. – Kaunas.

  • Jung M.J., 2014: Amorpha L. (Leguminosae), a newly recorded naturalized genus in Taiwan. – Taiwan Journal of Forest Sciences, 29(4):285–290.

  • Laiviņš M., Krampis I., Šmite D., Bice M., Knape D., Šulcs V., 2009: Latvijas kokaugu atlants. Atlas of Latvian woody plants. – Rīga.

  • Lombard C., 2007: Etude et préconisation de gestion d’Amorpha fruticosa, plante invasive sur les dunes du Petit Travers à Mauguio (Hérault). BTSA Gestion et Protection de la Nature, option gestion des espaces naturels. – Montpellier.

  • Navarrete-Tindall N.E., Van Sambeek J.W., Steven D., McGraw K., McGraw R.L., 2003: Adaptation of four Amorpha shrubs to four light levels. – In: Van Sambeek J.W., Dawson J.O., Ponder F., Loewenstein E.F., Fralish J.S. (eds), Proceedings, 13th Central Hardwood Forest conference; 2002 April 1–3, Urbana: 203–205. – St. Paul.

  • Navasaitis M., 1971: Amorfa – Amorpha. – In: Natkevičaitė-Ivanauskienė M. (ed.), Lietuvos TSR flora, 4: 357–358. – Vilnius.

  • Navasaitis M., Straigytė L., 2006: Skinderiškio dendroparkas. – Kaunas.

  • Pyšek P., Sádlo J., Mandák B., 2002: Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic. – Preslia, 74: 97–186.

  • Radulović S., Skočajić D., Bjedov I., Đunisijević-Bojović D., 2008: Amorpha fruticosa L. on wet sites in Belgrade. – Bulletin of the Faculty of Forestry, 97: 221–234.

  • Rejmánek M., Richardson D.M., 2013: Trees and shrubs as invasive alien species – 2013 update of the global database. – Diversity and Distributions, 19: 1093–1094.

  • Richardson D.M., Rejmánek M., 2011: Trees and shrubs as invasive alien species – a global review. – Diversity and Distributions, 17: 788–809.

  • Richardson D.M., 1998: Forestry trees as invasive aliens. – Conservation Biology, 12, 18–26.

  • Richardson D.M., 2006: Pinus: a model group for unlocking the secrets of alien plant invasions? – Preslia, 78: 375–388.

  • Sărăţeanu V., 2010: Assessing the influence of Amorpha fruticosa L. invasive shrub species on some grassland vegetation types from Western Romania. – Research Journal of Agricultural Science, 42(1): 536–540.

  • Snarskis P., 1954: Vadovas Lietuvos TSR augalams pažinti. – Vilnius

  • Takagi K., Hioki Y., 2013: Autecology, distributional expansion and negative effects of Amorpha fruticosa L. on a river ecosystem: A case study in the Sendaigawa River, Tottori Prefecture. – Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 9(1): 175–188.

  • Vasiliauskas A., 2000: Laikinosios rekomendacijos kovai su šaknine pintimi spygliuočių medynuose ir miško želdinių įveisimui žemės ūkiui netinkamose žemėse. – Vilnius.

  • Wang E.T., van Berkum P., Sui X.H., Beyene D., Chen W.X., Martinez-Romero E., 1999: Diversity of rhizobia associated with Amorpha fruticosa isolated from Chinese soils and description of Mesorhizobium amorphae sp. nov. – International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 49: 51–65.

  • Weber E., Gut D., 2004: Assessing the risk of potentially invasive plant species in central Europe. – Journal for Nature Conservation, 12(3): 171–179.

  • Williams P.A., Cameron E.K., 2006: Creating gardens: the diversity and progression of European plant introductions. – In: Allen R.B., Lee W.G. (eds), Biological invasions in New Zealand: 33–47. – Berlin.

OPEN ACCESS

Journal + Issues

Search