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The general distribution of the endangered Euro-Siberian sub-Mediterranean species Elatine alsinastrum L. is provided using literature, web-sources and herbaria dataset. The distribution pattern shows some regularities: occurrence of locations along river valleys, formation of concentrated site clusters in some lowlands, wide distances between locations or site clusters or single locations between their clusters. The distribution patterns in central Europe seem to be rather well related to the history of the human migration in Europe at least since the Late Holocene. The scattered locations on the eastern part of the distribution area are likely to be a consequence of missing information, rather than to the fragmentation of its distribution.


Elatine alsinastrum ephemerophyte distribution

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Agnieszka Popiela, University of Szczecin, Felczaka 3c, 71-412 Szczecin

Chief of Department of Botany and Nature Conservation

Andrzej Lysko, West Pomeranian University of Technlogy ul. S?owackiego 17 71-434 Szczecin

Department of Environmental Protection and Management


Attila Molnár V., University of Debrecen, Egyetem sq. 1., 4032 Hungary

Department of Botany
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Popiela, A., Lysko, A., & Molnár V., A. (2013). Recent distribution of the Euro-Siberian-sub-Mediterranean species Elatine alsinastrum L. (Elatinaceae). Acta Botanica Croatica, 72(2). Retrieved from