Pisarenko O.Yu.1 1999. Bryophyte communities of Salair forest (South Siberia) // Arctoa. Vol.8: 35–50 [in English].

1 Central Siberian Botanical Garden, Zolotodolinskaya 101, Novosibirsk 630090 Russia

KEYWORDS: syntaxonomy, mosses, hepatics, Salair, Siberia, bryophyte communities.

ABSTRACT. Bryophyte communities were studied in tall-herb fir-aspen forests ("chernevaia taiga") and birch-pine grass forests of Salair ridge. Characteristics of recognized 8 associations and 4 subassociatoins are given. Two associations and two subassociatoins are described as new, others are known from Central Europe and South Urals. In the Central Europe system of high syntaxa (Marstaller, 1993) the associations belong to 3 classes, 5 orders and 5 alliances. Forests of Salair differ on composition of bryophyte communities inhabited them. Phytocenological characteristics of each syntaxon are given along with ecological one.

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