Biota and Environment of Natural Areas

Nechaev V.A.

Vascular plants of the Lisiy (Fox) Island (Peter the Great Bay, Sea of Japan)

Year: 2017, Number: 2, Pages: 86-97

A small Lisiy (Fox) Island has an 0.55 sq. km. area. On this Island we recorded 286 species of vascular plants belonging to 212 genuses and 84 families. Leading families: Asteraceae – 38 species, Rosaceae – 18, Caryophyllaceae – 16, Fabaceae – 14, Poaceae – 10, Lamiaceae – 10, Ranunculaceae – 10 species. A significant part of the Lisiy Island (60 %) covered with dense deciduous forest. Trees and shrubs 45 species, woody vines – 4 species, herbaceous plants – 222. There are 7 species of rare plants are in the Red Book of Primorsky Territory: Polypodim vulgare, Juniperus rigida, Kalopanax septemlobus, Lilium cernuum, Cypripedium macranthon, Liparis japonica, Paeonia obovata. This is a fairly high species diversity.

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