A Syntaxonomical Study of the Pseudo-Alpine Vegetation of Kazdagi (Turkey) and Two New Endemic Associations


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UYSAL İ. , KARABACAK E. , ÖNER S. , KURT F.

EKOLOJI, vol.20, no.80, pp.88-96, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 80
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5053/ekoloji.2011.8012
  • Title of Journal : EKOLOJI
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-96

Abstract

The purpose of this study was the pseudo-alpine vegetation of Kazdagi Mountain, which has a high number of endemic and rare plant species, as a result of the presence of different geological massives, and is an important gene center. The pseudo-alpine meadows of the Kazdagi containing siliceous and calcareous mother rocks was investigated according to, the classical Braun-Blanquet method between 2003 and 2006 and evaluated with Correspondence analysis (CA) and unweighted pair-group method using arithmetic average (UPGMA). Two new endemic associations described in the area; Armerio trojanae-Hypericetum kazdaghense and Diantho trojanus-Sideridetum trojanae attached to the alliance Trifolion parnassi.