Algoflora and vascular flora of a limestone spring in the Warta river valley

Joanna Żelazna-Wieczorek, Monika Mamińska


Qualitative analysis of algae, including microhabitats and vascular vegetation in a spring niche, together with basic physical and chemical characteristics is presented. 175 diatom taxa as well as taxa of macroalgae and vascular plants were determined in the spring niche, and the community types were defined. Seasonal variability of diatom communities was observed. The influence of a flood as a catastrophe on the community of diatoms and macroalgae was noticed.


spring diatoms; macroalgae; vascular plants; and environmental preferences

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