The phytosociology, ecology, and plant diversity of new plant communities in Central Anatolia (Turkey)

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Kenar N., Şekerciler F., Çoban S.

Hacquetia, cilt.19, ss.1-22, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2478/hacq-2019-0014
  • Dergi Adı: Hacquetia
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1-22


The Central Anatolian vegetation has diverse site conditions and small-scale 

plant diversity. For this reason, identification of plant communities is important 

for understanding their ecology and nature conservation. This study aims to 

contribute the syntaxonomical classification of the Central Anatolian vegetation. 

The study area is situated among Güzelyurt, Narköy, and Bozköy (Niğde) in the 

east of Aksaray province of Central Anatolia in Turkey. The vegetation data were 

collected using the phytosociological method of Braun-Blanquet and classified 

using TWINSPAN. The ecological characteristics of the units were investigated 

with Detrended Correspondence Analysis. Three new plant associations were 

described in the study. The steppe association was included in Onobrychido 

armenae-Thymetalia leucostomi and Astragalo microcephali-Brometea tomentelli. 

The forest-steppe association was classified under Quercion anatolicae in Quercetea 

pubescentis. The riparian association is the first poplar-dominated one described 

in Turkey and, classified under Alno glutinosae-Populetea albae and its alliance 

Populion albae.