Popova, N.N. & V.V. Teleganova. Bryoflora of the Nature Reverse “Rovensky” (Belgorod Province, Southern European Russia)
Arctoa (2017) 26: 91–97
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 Belogor’e 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 Chernozem’e. 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.