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Fitosociologia numero 43 (1)

pag. 85-95: Outlines of the bryophyte vegetation of Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Sicily)

M. Puglisi, M. Privitera & G. Ferro

Dipartimento di Botanica, Università degli studi di Catania, via A. Longo 19, I – 95125 Catania, e-mail: puglisi@dipbot.unict.it

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abstract

A phytosociological study on the bryophyte vegetation of the VulcanoIsland is presented. Some associations and two bryophyte communities are found; they are included in the phytosociological classes Barbuletea unguiculatae Mohan 1978, Cladonio-Lepidozietea reptantis Jezek & Vondrácek 1962 em. Marstaller 1993, Racomitrietea heterostichi Neumayr 1971, Grimmietea anodontis Hadàc et Vondrácek in Jezek et Vondrácek 1962, and Frullanio dilatatae-Leucodontetea sciuroidis Mohan 1978. The data came out from this study show the condition of an island under strong anthropic pressure.

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Aeolian islands, bryophytes, phytosociology, Sicily, syntaxonomy, Vulcano