Tubanova D.Ya.1, Anenkhonov O.A.1 2004. The epiphytic mosses in the northern Buryatia (Eastern Siberia) // Arctoa. Vol. 13: 85–88 [in English].

1 Institute of general and experimental Biology of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Sakhjanovoy str., 6, Ulan-Ude 670047 Russia; e-mail: tdolgor@mail.ru

KEYWORDS: bryophytes, epiphytic flora, Buryatiya

ABSTRACT. The epiphytic mosses in Buryatia occur mostly on bases of tree trunks, up to 10-20 cm above groun only. Despite of the severe climate and very low winter temperatures, however, some epiphytic mosses at places are reaching up to 8-10 m, mostly on trunks of deciduous trees in proximity of hot springs. Orthotrichum speciosum grows on twigs of Picea obovata up to 3 m above ground. The most widespread epiphytic moss within studied area is Pylaisia polyantha.

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