TITLE

The distribution of epiphytic lichens on Uludag fir (Abies nordmanniana (Steven) Spach subsp. bornmuelleriana (Matff.) Coode & Cullen) forests along an altitudinal gradient (Mt. Uludag, Bursa, Turkey)

AUTHOR(S)
ÖZTÜRK, Şule; GÜVENÇ, Şaban
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Ekoloji Dergisi;2010, Vol. 19 Issue 74, p131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this study forty six epiphytic lichen species were found on Uludag fir from five localities within an altitudinal range of 1500-1900 m in the Abietum zone on Mt. Uludag and were recorded. The most common species were Bryoria capillaris, B. fuscescens, Caloplaca herbidella, Hypogymnia tubulosa, Lecanora saligna, Parmelia sulcata, Phlyctis argena, and Pseudevernia furfuracea. The results indicate that the distribution and species composition of epiphytic lichens was related to altitude. Bacidia globulosa, Evernia prunastri, Phlyctis argena, Ramalina farinacea, Rinodina capensis, Usnea glabrescens and U. rigida were the characteristic species at 1500-1600 m. Arthonia rnediella, Bryoria fuscescens, B. implexa, Buellia disciformis, B. griseovirens, Caloplaca herbidella, Lecanora saligna and Parmeliopsis ambigua were the characteristic species at 1700-1900 m. Altitude is one of the main factors controlling the diversity and distribution of epiphytic lichens on Uludag fir on Mt. Uludag.
ACCESSION #
48679407

 

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