Ignatov M.S.1, Ignatova E.A.2, Akatova T.V.3, Konstantinova N.A.4 2002. Bryophytes of the Khosta’ Taxus and Buxus Forest (Western Caucasus, Russia) // Arctoa. Vol. 11: 205–214 [in English].

1 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia

2 Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia

3 Maikop Branch of Caucasian Nature Biosphere Reserve, Sovetskaya str., 187, Maikop, Adygea Republic, 385000 Russia; e-mail: hookeria@mail.ru

4 Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden, Kola Sci. Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kirovsk-6, Murmansk Province 184256 Russia

KEYWORDS: mosses, biodiversity, Caucasian Nature Reserve, Khosta Taxus and Buxus Forest, Krasnodar Territory, Black Sea coast.

ABSTRACT. The bryoflora of Khosta' Taxus and Buxus forest (strictly protected area, a part of Caucasian State Reserve) is described. This is the only strictly protected area in coastal zone of Black Sea in Russia. 28 species of liverworts and 100 mosses were revealed. Among them are many species, which were never found in Russian Caucasus far from the Black Sea, e. g. Leptodon smithii, Eurhynchium flotovianum, Kindbergia praelonga, Plasteurhynchium striatulum, Pseudoscleropodium purum, Scorpiurium circinatum, Oxyrrhynchium schleicheri, O. pumilum, Rhynchostegiella teneriffae. An overview of vegetation is given, along with the circumscription of characteristic bryophyte groups of the most widespread habitat types.

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