Epiphytic bryophyte vegetation of the Samanli Mountains (Sakarya-Kocaeli-Yalova-Bursa) in Northwest Turkey Epifitska vegetacija mahovina Samanli planine (Sakarya-Kocaeli-Yalova-Bursa) u severozapadnoj Turskoj


Gözcü M. C. , Uyar G., Alataş M., Ezer T., Ören M.

Botanica Serbica, vol.42, no.2, pp.157-171, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5281/zenodo.1468239
  • Journal Name: Botanica Serbica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.157-171
  • Keywords: association, bryophyte, epiphytic vegetation, life forms, life strategies, Samanli Mountains, Turkey, LIFE STRATEGIES, MOSS, RECORDS, FLORA
  • Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University Affiliated: No

Abstract

© 2018 Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden Jevremovac, Belgrade.Epifitska vegetacija mahovina Samanli planine u severozapadnom delu Turske je istraživana na osnovu 191 snimka uzetih Braun-Blanquet metodom sa stabla drveća tokom 2015. i 2016. godine. Kao rezultat ovih istraživanja, utvrdeno je prisustvo 9 epifitskih asocijacija mahovina i 3 subasocijacije. Medu njima, 2 asocijacije i 2 subasocijacije, Neckero - Anomodontetum viticulosi, Neckero - Anomodontetum viticulosi - anomodontetosum viticulosi, Syntrichietum laevipilae, Syntrichietum laevipilae - orthotrichetosum lyellii, konstatovane su po prvi put na teritoriji Turske. Takode, epifitska vegetacija mahovina je analizirana pomoću multivarijantskih analiza, a uradene su i analize životnih formi i životnih strategija vrsta unutar vegetacijskih jedinica. Kao rezultat, dok su dugoživeće višegodišnje jedinke sa visokim reproduktivnim potencijalom dominantne u epifitskoj vegetaciji mahovina, najćešća životna forma je gusta prostirka. © 2018 Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden Jevremovac, Belgrade.In the present study, epiphytic bryophyte vegetation of the Samanli Mountains (northwest Turkey) was investigated on the basis of 191 relevés taken from the trunks of trees by the Braun- Blanquet method between 2015 and 2016. Nine epiphytic bryophyte associations and three subassociations were determined as a result of this investigation. Among them, two associations and two subassociations, viz., Neckero - Anomodontetum viticulosi, Neckero - Anomodontetum viticulosi - anomodontetosum viticulosi, Syntrichietum laevipilae, and Syntrichietum laevipilae - orthotrichetosum lyellii, were recorded for the first time in Turkey. In addition, epiphytic bryophyte vegetation was classified and ordinated using multivariate analysis techniques such as two-way indicator species analysis and detrended correspondence analysis. Besides that, the life form and life strategies of the species within syntaxa were analysed. As a result, it is established that while perennial stayers with a high sexual reproductive effort were dominant within the epiphytic bryophyte vegetation comparatively, the most abundant life form was the mat rough type.