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A phytosociological study of the Ostrya carpinifolia Scop. woods in Sardinia (Italy)

Bacchetta, Gianluigi - Iiriti, Gianluca - Mossa, Luigi - Pontecorvo, Cristiano - Serra, G. (2004) A phytosociological study of the Ostrya carpinifolia Scop. woods in Sardinia (Italy). Fitosociologia, 41 (1). pp. 67-75. ISSN 1125-9078



It is here presented a phytosociological study about the Ostrya carpinifolia Scop. woods of Sardinia, defining them in synphytosociological, synecological and synchorological terms. The analysis of this vegetation allowed the identification of a new association, named Cyclamino repandi-Ostryetum carpinifoliae. Within this association, three subassociations can be identified, the presence of which depends on the pedoclimatic conditions, the floristic composition and the synchorology. The typical subassociation, which can be found in the eastern Tacchi-region, has been named paeonietosum morisii, while the subassociation galietosum scabri is characteristic of the western part of such region, and the subassociation fraxinetosum orni is localised in the southern part of the Golfo di Orosei. From the synphytosociological point of view, these coenoses represent the head of mesophilous special series, characterising of the subhumid and humid mesomediterranean bioclimatic belts in chain contact with the carbonatic climatophilous main series of Sardinia. At to the syntaxonomy, we propose to include the above-mentioned formations within the suballiance Paeonio morisii-Quercenion ichnusae and alliance Pino calabricae-Quercion congestae, referred to the order Quercetalia pubescenti-petraeae and to the class Querco roboris-Fagetea sylvaticae.

Item Type:Article
Publisher:Società italiana di scienza della vegetazione
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Centri > Centro Conservazione Biodiversità
Subjects:Area 05 - Scienze biologiche > BIO/03 Botanica ambientale e applicata
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ostrya carpinifolia, Paeonio morisii-Quercenion ichnusae, phanerophytic vegetation, phytosociology, Querco roboris-Fagetea sylvaticae, Sardinia, synchorology.
ID Code:462
Deposited On:06 Dec 2009 00:04

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