Rediscovery of <i>Aldrovanda vesiculosa</i> L. and new data on its distribution in the Republic of Macedonia

  • Daniela Jovanovska Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Maja Mladenova Biology Students’ Research Society, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Elena Minova Biology Students’ Research Society, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Natalija Melovska Macedonian Ecological Society, Blvd. Boris Trajkovski, 7-9a, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • Ljupčo Melovski Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

Abstract

Aldrovanda vesiculosa L., widely known as the waterwheel plant, is a rare aquatic plant that holds the status of a globally endangered (EN) species. Extant populations of A. vesiculosa are rare in Europe and there are only few sites left in the Balkans. In Macedonia, the species was last recorded in 1980 and according to many researchers the plant was considered as extinct in the area. In this paper, we present the recent finding of Aldrovanda vesiculosa and new data on its distribution in Macedonia, including an assessment on the specific habitat type and evident threats.

Published
Dec 21, 2017
How to Cite
JOVANOVSKA, Daniela et al. Rediscovery of Aldrovanda vesiculosa L. and new data on its distribution in the Republic of Macedonia. Acta Musei Macedonici Scientiarum Naturalium, [S.l.], v. 20, n. 1, p. 31-39, dec. 2017. ISSN 2545-4587. Available at: <http://www.acta.musmacscinat.mk/index.php/acta/article/view/6>. Date accessed: 21 mar. 2019.