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Syntaxonomy of vegetation of the Svyatoi Nos Peninsula, Lake Baikal. 2. Forests and krummholz in comparison with other regions of northern Buryatia



Year of publication 1998
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Folia Geobotanica
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Ecology
Keywords Boreal; Braun-Blanquet approach; Eastern Siberia; Phytosociology; Plant communities; Taiga
Description Using the Braun-Blanquet approach, 7 plant communities of forests and 3 communities of krummholz were distinguished on the Svyatoj Nos Peninsula on the eastern coast of Lake Baikal. Dominant species of these communities are Abies sibirica, Larix sibirica, Pinus sibirica, P. sylvestris, P. pumila and Betula divaricata. The data from Svyatoj Nos were combined with all the available data from the northern part of the Republic of Buryatia (289 relevés) which resulted in classification into 23 plant communities. These have been assigned to the following alliances: Aconito rubicundi-Abietion sibiricae - floodplain forests with tall forbs and relict occurrence of a few nemoral species, Pino sibiricae-Laricion sibiricae - mesic forests with (subatlantic-)boreal species and abundant mosses, Vaccinio-Pinion pumilae - krummholz communities of NE Asian distribution, Cladonio stellaris-Laricion gmelinii - Larix gmelinii dominated open forests on permafrosts with NE Asian distribution, and Hieracio umbellati-Pinion sylvestris - xeric forests with southern Siberian species. Phytogeographical affinities of these alliances are discussed and a system of high-ranked syntaxa (orders, classes) is proposed for the northern Buryatian forests and krummholz.

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