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Fitosociologia numero 46 (2)

pag. 67-80: Phytosociological study of the acidophilous deciduous oak woods with Ilex aquifolium of Sicily

M. Maniscalco & F. M. Raimondo

Dipartimento di Scienze Botaniche dell’Università, Via Archirafi 38, I 90123 – Palermo; e-mail: maur.maniscalco@libero.it, raimondo@unipa.it

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abstract

We present here a phytosociological study with ecological considerations of some formations with a prevalence of Quercus pubescens s. l. and Ilex aquifolium that occur on siliceous ground in the Madonie and Peloritani Mountains of Sicily. On the basis of this study, these formations have been attributed to two new associations: Ilici aquifolii-Quercetum leptobalani and Conopodio capillifolii-Quercetum congestae, within the order Quercetalia pubescenti-petraeae, which is already represented by other associations in Sicily.

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forest vegetation, Quercetalia pubescenti-petraeae, Madonie, Peloritani, Sicily