CLASSIFICATION OF NORTHERN BOREAL DARK CONIFEROUS FORESTS OF THE WEST SIBERIAN PLAIN

N. ERMAKOV, I. MAKHATKOV

Abstract


Classification of northern boreal dark coniferous forests in the West Siberian plain was developed using the Braun-Blanquet approach. In the northern part of the West-Siberian plain, boreal coniferous forests occur at the northern limit of their range characterized by cold continental climate and prevalence of long-frozen, poorly drained soils in watersheds. All syntaxa were assigned to the class Vaccinio-Piceetea Br.-Bl. in Br-Bl., Siss. & Vlieger 1939, order Piceetalia excelsae Pawł. in Pawł., Sokołowski & Wallisch 1928. Association Rubo arctici-Abietetum sibiricae ass. nova hoc loco was included in the alliance Aconito rubicundi-Abietion sibiricae Anenkhonov et Chytry 1998. Association Pino sibiricae-Abietetum sibiricae ass. nova hoc loco was included in the provisional alliance Pino sibiricae-Abietion sibiricae. Some problems of the syntaxonomic status of north-boreal dark-coniferous forests are disscused.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4462/annbotrm-9121

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