Two new alien species of Boraginaceae in the flora of North Macedonia


  • Aco Teofilovski 1Public Enterprise Nacionalni šumi, Sv. Kliment Ohridski, 68, Skopje, North Macedonia
  • Renata Ćušterevska Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Arhimedova 3, Skopje, North Macedonia



Nonea lutea, Symphytum orientale, Boraginaceae, Flora, North Macedonia


In this paper, the authors disclose the first records of two adventive species of fam. Boraginaceae in the vascular flora of North Macedonia - Nonea lutea and Symphytum orientale. They originate from the urban area of Skopje while the ones for Nonea lutea also from the vicinity of Kumanovo. The current status and spreading potential of each species are discussed, as well as the supposed pathways of their introduction. The presented results are based on the authors’ field study, and regarding Nonea lutea, also on two additional herbarium collections from MKNH. Photographs of the reported species, their habitats and a map of their distribution in the country are provided.




How to Cite

Teofilovski, A., & Ćušterevska, R. (2022). Two new alien species of Boraginaceae in the flora of North Macedonia. Macedonian Journal of Ecology and Environment, 24(2), 59–63.