Shevchyk V. L., Solomakha I. V., Shevchyk O. V., Dvirna T. S., Solomakha V. A., Shevchyk T. V. & Fitsailo T. V.
A new finding of a uniquely large population of Anacamptis morio (Orchidaceae) on the Left-Bank Ukraine. Biodiv. Res. Conserv. 55: 15-24.
Abstract: The paper presents the results of the research of local population of Anacamptis morio (L.) R. M. Bateman on the territory of the Left-Bank Ukraine. The size of this population was estimated at about 250-300 thousand individuals. The average density of individuals per 1 m2 is 12, while in terms of age structure, dominate individuals in the generative stage (70-75%). A. morio inhabits fresh, forest-meadow biotopes. Its populations are found in fresh eutrophic and moist mesotrophic meadows and in coastal floodplain forests. This species is a part of vegetation of the Koelerio-Corynephoretea and Molinio-Arrhenatheretea classes. Considering the characteristics of the investigated A. morio population and its habitat we assert that the studied territory is unique, valuable and perspective for the creation of a nature reserve.
Key words: vulnerable species, orchid, new location, ecological scales, biodiversity protection, Ukraine
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