Epiphytic bryophyte communities of forests dominated by Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertner in Altindere Valley National Park (Trabzon, Turkey)

Alatas M., BATAN N. , Ezer T., ÖZDEMİR T. , ERATA H.

CRYPTOGAMIE BRYOLOGIE, vol.42, no.11, pp.55-67, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5252/cryptogamie-bryologie2021v42a11
  • Title of Journal : CRYPTOGAMIE BRYOLOGIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.55-67
  • Keywords: Communities, epiphytic bryophytes, phytosociology, TWINSPAN, DECORANA, MOSS VEGETATION, TRUDERINGER FOREST, FLORA, GENUS


The epiphytic bryophyte communities of the Altindere Valley (Macka, Trabzon, Turkey) were studied. A total of 59 releves, taken from living tree trunks in different vegetation periods of 2018 and 2020, were analysed according to the Braun-Blanquet methodology, and the releves were also ordinated and classified using the Detrended Correspondence Analysis (DECORANA) and the Two-Way Indicator Species Analysis (TWINSPAN). As a result of the analyses, Alleniella besseri-Leucodontetum immersi as. nov., Plagiomnio undulati-Raduletum lindbergianae typicum and P.-R. leucodontetosum sciuroidis subas. nov. (Neckerion complanatae) were described and characterised as a new epiphytic. Mnietum cuspidati, Homalothecio sericei-Neckeretum besseri and Brachythecietum populei-isothecietosum alopecuroidis were also described as new to Turkey, whereas Brachythecietum populei typicum was recorded for the second time in Turkey.