In botany, a neophyte is a plant species which is non-native to a geographical region, and was introduced in recent history. The term is derived from the Greek neo = new and phytos = plant. Archaeophytes are plants that are long-established in an area and are considered to have been first introduced prior to 1492, when Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas and the Columbian Exchange 1 began.
List of invasive alien vascular plants of Luxembourg concern
- Cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbian_Exchange ↩
- Cf. Ries, C., Y. Krippel, M. Pfeiffenschneider & S. Schneider, 2013. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of non-native vascular plant species in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 114: 15-21. [PDF 652 kB] ↩
- Atriplex micrantha has been assessed on 16 February 2017 by Yves Krippel and Christian Ries. ↩
- Impatiens balfourii has been assessed on 16 February 2017 by Yves Krippel and Christian Ries. ↩
- Lemna minuta has been reassessed on 16 February 2017 by Yves Krippel and Christian Ries. ↩