Floristics and plant protection

On including Eragostis minor and Eragostis pilosa in the list of protected plants of the Lower Volga region

The article discusses the proposal to include Eragostis minor and E. pilosa in the list of protected plants of the Lower Volga region.

Flora of man-made forests in the southern Volga upland

Data on the flora of man -made forests in the southern Volga Upland is presented. It is stated that in this type of anthropogenic habitats there are not fewer than 601 species of vascular plants. Various taxonomic and typological elements of the flora of the region in question are examined in terms of tolerance to the man-made forests. Protected species of vascular plants found in this type of anthropogenic biotopes are listed.

Characteristic of the flora of forest park «Lesnoi» in Engels, Saratov region

The article presents data on the study of the flora of forest Park «Lesnoi» of Engels in Saratov region. It describes the taxonomic structure of the flora. It shows the dominant in number of species families: Asteraceae, Rosaceae, Poaceae. It gives biomorphological characteristics to establish the dominance of annual or perennial herbaceous plants and trees. The characteristic of life forms according to the classification of K. Raunkier is given. It reveals the predominance of phytocenotic structure of flora ruderanty and pratanty.

The study of Dactylorhiza populations on the left-bank side of the Volga region (the case of Saratov oblast)

The presence of populations of Dactylorhiza Neck. ex Nevski genus on the left-bank side of the Volga region (Saratov oblast) is discussed. The article presents the accounts that have been available from the end of the XIX century to the present date of finding the species of the studied genus on the territory in question. In the course of research the authors of the present article have found D. incarnate (L.) Soo on the territory of Krasnokutskiy and Engelskiy districts of Saratov oblast.

The study of new woody plants in Southern Volga uplands

The article discusses the effects of human-controlled florogenesis on stability and development of species composition in trees and shrubs in Southern Volga Uplands.  The possible factors are studied. Based on analysis of various academic resources, it is stated that the research of species composition of new woody plants on the territory in question needs more careful attention. The article demonstrates the data on 86 new woody plants (trees, shrubs, woody vines) in Southern Volga Uplands found to the present date.