Contribution to the bryoflora of the Chochołowska Valley in the Polish Tatra Mountains

  • Tomasz M. Karpiński Department of Medical Microbiology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Wieniawskiego 3, 61-712 Poznań, Poland
  • Artur Adamczak Department of Botany, Breeding and Agricultural Technology of Medicinal Plants, Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants, Kolejowa 2, 62-064 Plewiska, Poland
  • Anna Rusińska Natural History Collections, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Keywords: Bryoflora, Bryophytes, Mosses, Distribution, Tatra Mountains, Chochołowska Valley, Jarząbcza Valley

Abstract

The paper presents a list of 64 moss species recorded in the Chochołowska Valley (including Wyżnia Chochołowska Valley, Jarząbcza Valley and the surrounding peaks). Detected taxa belong to 25 families. Among them, the most commonly represented are Polytrichaceae (9 species), Dicranaceae (6), Pottiaceae (6), Hylocomiaceae (5), Hypnaceae (5), Grimmiaceae (4), and Bryaceae (4). Mosses were collected from different substrates, but they usually grew on humus (37 taxa), which sometimes covered with a thin layer of granite or limestone gravel. 15 species were found on epilithic habitats, especially on limestone rocks (10), while 8 species occurred on wood or tree trunks. Some mosses occupied synanthropic habitats (6 species). For example, apophytes widely distributed in the lowlands: Tortula muralis, Dryptodon pulvinatus, and Schistidium crassipilum were recorded on the wall near the PTTK shelter on the Chochołowska Glade, whereas an oreoapophyte – Pogonatum urnigerum grew on the path in Wyżnia Chochołowska Valley.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2546974

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Published
2019-01-31
How to Cite
Karpiński, T., Adamczak, A., & Rusińska, A. (2019). Contribution to the bryoflora of the Chochołowska Valley in the Polish Tatra Mountains. European Journal of Biological Research, 8(4), 263-269. Retrieved from http://journals.tmkarpinski.com/index.php/ejbr/article/view/126
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