Ignatova E.A.1, Ignatov M.S.2, Seregin A.P.1, Akatova T.V.3, Konstantinova N.A.4 2005. Bryophyte flora of the projected Utrish Nature Reserve (North-West Caucasus, Russia) // Arctoa. Vol. 14: 39–48 [in English].

1 Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia

2 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 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: check-list, mosses, hepatics, Black Sea Coast, Utrish, biodiversity, phytogeography

ABSTRACT. Bryophyte flora of the territory of the projected Utrish Nature Reserve is studied (NW Caucasus, Black Sea coastal zone between Anapa and Novorossijsk, 44°41–45'N — 37°24-32'E). This area partly includes xeric open forests formed by Juniperus excelsa, J. oxycedrus and Pistacia mutica, rich in rare species, that are known in Russia only or almost only in this area: Zygodon rupestris, Syntrichia laevipila, Dicranoweisia cirrata, Pleurochaete squarrosa, Tortula inermis. Some other species are also known in Russia only within this area: Seligeria recurvata, Tortella flavovirens, Rhynchostegiella curviseta. Interestingly, many species common at the Black Sea coast SE of Tuapse are rare or totally absent here. Altogether, bryophyte flora includes 119 mosses and 9 hepatics.

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