Dolnik C.1, Napreenko M.G.2 2007. The Bryophytes of the Southern Curonian Spit (Baltic Sea coast) // Arctoa. Vol. 16: 35–46 [in English].

1 Department of Landscape Ecology, Ecology Centre Kiel University, Olshausenstr. 4, D-24098 Kiel, Germany

2 Dept. of Botany and Plant Ecology, Bioecological Faculty, Kaliningrad State University, Universitetskaya 2, Kaliningrad 236040 Russia; e-mail: napreenko@albertina.ru

KEYWORDS: check-list, mosses, hepatics, Kaliningrad Province, biodiversity, rare species, invasive species

ABSTRACT. We present a first overview of the bryophyte flora of the Russian part of the Curonian Spit as part of the Kaliningrad Province, Baltic Sea region. Based on more than ten years of field investigation, herbarium revisions and literature studies, a total of 223 taxa of bryophytes are recorded, of which 203 species, one subspecies and three varieties were found within the past 30 years and 15 species are known only from old literature quotations. Bryum elegans, B. klinggraeffii, Dicranum tauricum, Ephemerum minutissimum, Rhynchostegium megapolitanum and Schistidium crassipilum are recorded as new for the territory of the Kaliningrad Province. We give comments on main habitats and distribution of all species and additional notes on invasive and rare species.

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