This study illustrates the results of a floristic and phytosociological study conducted in a small portion (375 ha) of the Merse valley. Following a brief description of the geomorphologic and climatic aspects, the bryological and vascular flora is presented, obtained through floristic field studies and bibliographic data. The bryological flora includes 25 moss species including Sphagnum subnitens and S. capillifolium, which are of interest from a conservationist viewpoint, and 5 liverworts; the vascular flora comprises 252 species (belonging to 68 families and 186 genera); there are only three endemic entities but many species considered as rare or of interest, including Anagallis minima, Blechnum spicant, Carex viridula, Dryopteris dilatata, Erythronium dens-canis, Juncus bulbosus, Osmunda regalis and Radiola linoides, thus highlighting the phytogeographical relevance of this biotope. Chorological analysis highlighted the dominance of eurosiberian and boreal elements. The principal vegetation types sampled can be ascribed to the following alliances: Cicendio filiformis-Solenopsion laurentiae (Isoetetalia, Isoeto-Nanojuncetea), Osmundo-Alnion and Alnion incanae (Populetalia albae, Querco-Fagetea), Erythronio dens-canis-Quercion petraeae and Teucrio siculi-Quercion cerridis (Quercetalia-pubescenti- petraeae, Querco-Fagetea), Sarothamnion scoparii (Cytisetalia scopario-striati, Cytisetea scopario-striati). There are three habitats of Community interest: alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa (code 91EO), woods of Castanea sativa (code 9260) and rare short-lived small coenoses of Isoeto-Nanojuncetea (code 3130).

Landi, M., Frignani, F., Bonini, I., Casini, F., Saveri, C., DE DOMINICIS, V., et al. (2009). Flora and vegetation in the catchment area of the stream "La Bolza" in the Merse valley (Siena, southern Tuscany). WEBBIA, 64(2), 187-212.

Flora and vegetation in the catchment area of the stream "La Bolza" in the Merse valley (Siena, southern Tuscany)

FRIGNANI, FLAVIO;BONINI, ILARIA;DE DOMINICIS, VINCENZO;ANGIOLINI, CLAUDIA
2009-01-01

Abstract

This study illustrates the results of a floristic and phytosociological study conducted in a small portion (375 ha) of the Merse valley. Following a brief description of the geomorphologic and climatic aspects, the bryological and vascular flora is presented, obtained through floristic field studies and bibliographic data. The bryological flora includes 25 moss species including Sphagnum subnitens and S. capillifolium, which are of interest from a conservationist viewpoint, and 5 liverworts; the vascular flora comprises 252 species (belonging to 68 families and 186 genera); there are only three endemic entities but many species considered as rare or of interest, including Anagallis minima, Blechnum spicant, Carex viridula, Dryopteris dilatata, Erythronium dens-canis, Juncus bulbosus, Osmunda regalis and Radiola linoides, thus highlighting the phytogeographical relevance of this biotope. Chorological analysis highlighted the dominance of eurosiberian and boreal elements. The principal vegetation types sampled can be ascribed to the following alliances: Cicendio filiformis-Solenopsion laurentiae (Isoetetalia, Isoeto-Nanojuncetea), Osmundo-Alnion and Alnion incanae (Populetalia albae, Querco-Fagetea), Erythronio dens-canis-Quercion petraeae and Teucrio siculi-Quercion cerridis (Quercetalia-pubescenti- petraeae, Querco-Fagetea), Sarothamnion scoparii (Cytisetalia scopario-striati, Cytisetea scopario-striati). There are three habitats of Community interest: alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa (code 91EO), woods of Castanea sativa (code 9260) and rare short-lived small coenoses of Isoeto-Nanojuncetea (code 3130).
Landi, M., Frignani, F., Bonini, I., Casini, F., Saveri, C., DE DOMINICIS, V., et al. (2009). Flora and vegetation in the catchment area of the stream "La Bolza" in the Merse valley (Siena, southern Tuscany). WEBBIA, 64(2), 187-212.
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