Fedosov V.E.1, Ignatova E.A.1 2005. Bryophyte flora of the “Ledyanaja Bay” key plot (Byrranga range, Taimyr, Siberian Arctic) // Arctoa. Vol. 14: 71–94 [in English].
1 Biological Faculty, Moscow State University, Moscow 119234 Russia
KEYWORDS: check-list, mosses, hepatics, Byrranga Mountains, Taimyr, biodiversity, phytogeography, Arctic
ABSTRACT. The “Ledyanaya Bay” key plot is situated in the centre of Taimyr Peninsula (74°32’ – 74°54’ N, 99°13’ – 100°11’ E) on southern slope and on foothills of Byrranga Range. The local moss flora of Byrranga is investigated for the first time. It includes 233 species, 1 subspecies and 5 varieties of mosses. Richness of this moss flora much exceeds any of previously studied local floras of Taimyr. Annotated check-list includes species frequency, habitat characteristics and associated species. Forty eight species, 1 subspecies and 1 variety have found in Taimyr Peninsula for the first time. Moss composition of the main mesohabitats is described.