Popova, N.N. & V.V. Teleganova. Bryoflora of the Nature Reverse Rovensky (Belgorod Province, Southern European Russia)

Arctoa (2017) 26: 9197

doi: 10.15298/arctoa.26.9


Bryoflora of the Natural Park Rovensky is studied, revealing 92 taxa (90 species and 2 varieties). It constitutes 53% of bryoflora of the Belgorod Province. The annotated list provides data on species distribution, habitats and sporophyte occurrence. Eight species from the Natural Park are suggested for conservation in the Belgorod Province. The Aidarsky and Lysaya gora sites are notable by species diversity, number of rare and protected species; the Nizhneserebryansky site and springs near Shirokon with neighboring territory are notable by numerous rare species. The Nagolensky, Aidarsky and Lysaya gora sits are the most representative areas of the steppe Central Russian Belogore with the typical list of calciphilous xeric mosses. The territory near Shirokon is the model site of aged oak forest with complete set of nemoral epiphytic species, which disappeared on the Central Chernozeme. The Nizhneserebryansky site has the largest percent of species in the area, mainly boreal, as far as the meadow-bog-lake landscapes with pine forests and psammophilous species are represented there, being rare in the steppe zone. The cited data demonstrate the importance of thelandscapes of Natural Park Rovensky and its role for conservation the biodiversity of the southern forest-steppes.