Fedosov V.E.1, Ignatova E.A.1, Ignatov M.S.2, Maksimov A.I.3 2011. Rare species and preliminary list of mosses of the Anabar Plateau (Subarctic Siberia). // Arctoa. Vol. 20: 153–174 [in English].
2 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden of Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya 4, Moscow 127276 Russia; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Institute of Biology of Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkinskaya 11, Petrozavodsk, 185910 Russia; e-mail: email@example.com
KEYWORDS: Taimyr, Anabar Plateau, moss flora, rare species, Taimyrsky State Reserve.
ABSTRACT. A preliminaty list of mosses of Anabar Plateau and nearby areas (70-73°N and 100-111°E) includes 520 species. Rare species are highlighted and briefly discussed. With a mix of arctic, boreal, xeric, and even suboceanic species, the area is exceptionally rich for subarctic Siberia. The occurrence of numerous calciphytes, including 11 species of Seligeria, ultra-acidophytes such as Tetrodontium brownianum, and “metallophytes” in the genera Mielichhoferia and Coscinodon, can be explained by the complex bedrock geology.