Check List 17(4): 1049-1053, doi: 10.15560/17.4.1049
Bidens L. (Coreopsideae, Asteraceae), a new generic record for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
expand article infoSabitha Sakkir , Parappurakkal Thazhe Arunraj§, Maitha Al Mansoori |, Pritpal Soorae
‡ Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates§ Department of Botany, University College, Kerala, India| Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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We report a collection of Bidens pilosa L. from an urban habitat in Abu Dhabi. This represents a new generic record of Bidens L. for the emirate. The species has most likely been accidentally introduced and has the potential to affect the native flora because of its fast rate of growth. The new record expands the geographic distribution of the species and highlights the importance of expanding surveys to include urban habitats, which would help track the spread of non-native species within the emirate.
Accidental introduction, Arabian Peninsula, Bidens pilosa, invasive alien species, urban habitat