UDC 581.5 (575.13)
Rakhimovа N.K., Rakhimova T., Shomurodov Kh.F., Sharipova V.K. STATE OF XYLOSALSOLA CHIWENSIS (POPOV) AKHANI & ROALSON AND SCORZONERA BUNGEI KRASCH. & LIPSCH. CENOPOPULATIONS ON THE USTYURT PLATEAU, UZBEKISTAN // Arid Ecosystems. 2023. Vol. 29. № 2 (95). P. 77-84. | PDF
It is our priority to conduct environmental monitoring, protect rare plant species and conduct studies to assess the state of populations of rare and endangered plants using coenopopulation approaches is a priority, along with the conservation of plant communities with participation of rare species. The aim of our work was to study the ecological and phytocenotic state of rare Xylosalsola chiwensis and Scorzonera bungei coenotic populations in Ustyurt. These species are listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan. We provide the characteristics of plant communities with cenopopulations of the studied species. The ontogenetic structure of these species has been studied. The results showed that in the ecological and cenotic conditions of Ustyurt, the studied coenopopulations are normal, but incomplete. The basic ontogenetic spectrum is centered, with a peak of the middle-aged generative plants. The spectra of specific cenopopulations are centered and left-sided due to the ecological habitat conditions and weather fluctuations. With the development of distant pastures and the planning of linear infrastructures, these species must be protected. The results of this study will be used in the next editions of the Red Data Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Keywords: Xylosalsola chiwensis, Scorzonera bungei, Aral Sea, Ustyurt plateau, biodiversity, ontogenetic structure, cenopopulation.
Funding. The work was carried out for the project F5-FA-0-13289 “Modern Trends in the Development of Vegetation and Wildlife of Ustyurt in the Process of Desertification” and the state program (PFI-5) “Assessment of the Current State of Vegetation Cover and Pasture Resources of the Republic of Karakalpakstan”.