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Plant Sociology numero 55 (1)

pag. 53-64: Contribution to knowledge of Apennine colline-submontane garigues on terrigenous rock types

G. Pirone1, A.R. Frattaroli1 & G. Ciaschetti2

1Department of Life Health and Environmental Sciences- University of L’Aquila Via Vetoio, Località Coppito, I-67100 L’Aquila, Italy.

2Majella National Park, Località Badia, 67039 Sulmona (AQ), Italy.

doi: 10.7338/pls2018551/05

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abstract

This study provides new data and an in-depth syntaxonomic analysis of Apennine garigues in the Cisto cretici-Micromerietea julianae class, relative to terrigenous substrates in temperate bioclimates. In this context, it is proposed to elevate the suballiance Astragalenion monspessulani Biondi, Allegrezza & Zuccarello 2005 to the rank of alliance, with the name of Astragalion monspessulani, and to introduce the new Astragaletalia monspessulani order. The study also describes a number of new associations and subassociations belonging to the Astragalion monspessulani and Cisto cretici-Ericion manipuliflorae alliances.

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Apennines, new syntaxa, garigue vegetation