Baisheva E.Z.1, Solometch A.I.1, Ignatova E.A.2 1994. Bryophyte vegetation of Bashkiria, South Urals. I. Epiphytic and epixylic communities // Arctoa. Vol.3: 139–151 [in English].
1 Institute of Biology, Ufa Sci. Center of Russian Acad. Sci., October av., 69, Ufa, 450054 Russia
2 Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia
KEYWORDS: syntaxonomy, mosses, liverworts, epiphytic vegetation, epixylic vegetation.
ABSTRACT. Epiphutic and epixylic bryophyte communities of Bashkiria were studied using Braun-Blanquet approach. The European system of high syntaxa is found to be acceptable for Bashkirian bryophytic vegetation. The presented system of epiphutic and epixylic vegetation of Bashkiria includes 2 classes, 3 orders and 6 alliances. Only one alliance has not been described in Europe. At the same time diagnostic species of higher syntaxa are poorly represented. Two associations, Plagiothecio-Pohlietum nutantis and Brachythecietum reflexi, have the intermediate position among European alliances. Nine associations is explained by the absence of many European species.