Flora and Vegetation of the Protected Area Elenina Bara in the Lyulin Mountain

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, National Natural History Museum, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria


VUTOV, V. and D. DIMITROV, 2015. Flora and vegetation of the protected area Elenina bara in the Lyulin Mountain. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 21: 277–281

The flora and vegetation of the protected area Elenina bara in Lyulin Mountain has been investigated for the first time. Located in Vitosha floristic region, it encompasses 205 vascular plants (mosses excluded), belonging to 153 genera and 47 families. Five of them are Balcan endemics, one is with protected status, one is included in the CITES convention, and 4 are from annex 4 of the Biodiversity Law.
The hemicryptophytes are the predominant life-form (141 species), followed by the phanerophytes (32 species), geophytes (16 species), therophytes (6 species), 1 chamaephyte; annual to biannual – 6, biannual – 2.

Key words: taxanomic composition, Balkan endemic, new species for Vitosha floristic region, plants community, protected area end species, flora and vegetation 

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