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Fitosociologia numero 39 (2)

pag. 31-50: L'alleanza Berberidion vulgaris in Appennino centrale (Italia centrale)

M. Cutini1, A. Stanisci2, G. Pirone3

1Dipartimento di Biologia, Università Roma Tre, Viale G. Marconi 446, I-00146 Roma; e-mail cutirti@bio.uniroma3.it
2Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie dell'Ambiente e del Territorio, Università del Molise, Via Mazzini 8, I-86170 Isernia; e-mail angela.stanisci@uniroma1.it
3Dipartimento di Scienze Ainbientali, Università degli studi dell'Aquila, Loc. Coppito, Via Vetoio, 67100 L'Aquila; e-mail pirone@univaq.it

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abstract

The Berberidion vulgaris alliance in Central Apennines (Central Italy). A phytosociological study regarding the mountain shrublands in central Italy belonging to Berberidion vulgaris alliance sensu Tuxen 1952 (Prunetalia spinosae, Rhamno catharticae-Prunetea spinosae) is reported. Comparing original relevés with relevés from other similar peninsular communities, a coenological and chorological autonomy of Abruzzo mesophytic shrublands can be noted. Two suballiances are recognized in the study area: Berberidenion vulgaris and Ribeso alpini-Juniperenion communis suball. nova. The xerophytic high-montane communities with Rhamnus alpina (subsp. alpina and fallax) and Amelanchier ovalis subsp. ovalis was included into Rhamno alpinae-Amelanchieretum ovalis association and Berberidenion vulgaris suballiance. On the other hand, the low mountain community with Ribes multiflorum and Crataegus laevigata subsp. laevigata was referred to the Cytiso sessilifolii-Crataegetum laevigatae association, whereas the shrubland with Viburnum lantana and Juniperus communis subsp. communis was described as Viburno lantanae-Juniperetum communis ass. nova: both associations were included into the new suballiance Ribeso alpini-Juniperenion communis.

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Berberidion vulgaris, Central Apennines, scrub and mantle vegetation, syntaxonomy