DEAD WOOD AS A SUBSTRATE FOR MOSSES IN FOREST COMMUNITIES

A.G. Savytska

Abstract


Epixylous group of mosses and liverworts in a common spruce and spruce-beech forest communities of Precarpathians and Gorgany was investigated. Objects of dead wood (stumps and fallen logs) were examined and 5 different stages of decomposition were identified. Distribution of mosses depending on the stage of decomposition of rotten wood was analyzed. The species list of bryophytes which use dead wood as substrate was determined. It includes 60 species. The most common epixylous species are the following: Tetraphis pellucida, Dicranodontium denudatum, Herzogiella seligeri, Lophocolea heterophylla.

Keywords


epixylous group; dead wood; Precarpathians; Gorgany; mosses; liverworts

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