, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 291–294

Some details about ragweed airborne pollen in Hungary

  • Magda Járai-Komlódi

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007660804839

Cite this article as:
Járai-Komlódi, M. Aerobiologia (2000) 16: 291. doi:10.1023/A:1007660804839


Ambrosia elatior – the only species living inHungary – appeared at the beginning of this centuryon the southern border of the country, along theDanube. Since then, unfortunately, it has become themost common weed in Hungary, and the quantity of itspollen is many times higher than the European average(Jäger, 1998; Juhász, 1998). Based on theresults of our ten-year (1989–1998) monitoring inHungary, there is no doubt than more than 60% of latesummer-early autumn pollen originates from ragweed,causing the most serious pollinosis in Hungary. Thequantity and ratio of ragweed pollen is much higherand the length of Ambrosia pollen season islonger in the southern than in the northern part ofHungary.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magda Járai-Komlódi
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanical DepartmentHungarian Natural History MuseumBudapestHungary