Features of the Biomorphological Structure of Grozny Urban Flora
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- Grozny; urban flora; vascular plants; life forms of plants; habitus; synanthropism.
The life form, or a plant habitus as a set of adaptive features reflecting the impact of environmental factors is one of the important indicators of environmental habitat conditions. The study of urban floras identifies directions, dynamics and nature of the anthropogenic transformation of phytobiota and is of interest due to biodiversity conservation and historical significance for understanding phlorogenesis. The purpose of our study is to identify features of the biomorphological structure of the flora of Grozny, reflecting the adaptive potential of its phytobiota. The object is to identify life forms of the vascular plants of Grozny. The work analyzes field data obtained during expeditionary studies of the local flora. The methodological basis is the classification of climamorph suggested by C. Raunkier and the linear system of life forms developed by V.N. Golubev. The modern flora of Grozny includes 737 species which belong to 392 genera, 92 families and 3 divisions of higher vascular plants. The results of the study on the biomorphological structure show the prevalence of hemicryptophytes (51.28%) and polycarpic herbs (52.1%) in the urban flora. There are a lot of plants forming rhizomes (95 species) which is typical of natural communities of middle latitudes. The flora is of mesophytic nature, retains zoning features. It is forest-steppe hemicryptophyte-terophytic and similar to the regional flora. There are no saprophytes and an insignificant share of hamefits. Synanthropization of the flora is due to the apophytic fraction and its adventitization.
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TY - CONF AU - M.Kh. Alikhadzhiev AU - R.S. Erzhapova AU - N.A. Bagrikova AU - V.N. Belous PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Features of the Biomorphological Structure of Grozny Urban Flora BT - Proceedings of the International Symposium "Engineering and Earth Sciences: Applied and Fundamental Research" dedicated to the 85th anniversary of H.I. Ibragimov (ISEES 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 285 EP - 288 SN - 2590-3217 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/isees-19.2019.106 DO - 10.2991/isees-19.2019.106 ID - Alikhadzhiev2019/08 ER -