Occurrence and threat status of Gagea minima (Liliaceae) in the city of Kraków
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Instytut Botaniki im. W. Szafera Polskiej Akademii Nauk, ul. Lubicz 46, 31-512 Kraków, Polska
Online publication date: 2020-12-30
Publication date: 2020-12-30
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Magdalena Szczepaniak   

Zakład Roślin Naczyniowych, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Polska
Fragm. Flor. et Geobot. Pol. 2020; XXVII(2): 567-584
Gagea minima (L.) Ker Gawl. is a rare species characteristic of meso- and eutrophic deciduous forest communities of the Fagetalia sylvaticae order. It is an inconspicuous spring geophyte easily overlooked in the field, occurring in oak-hornbeam and oak-beech forests, thickets, mountain glades and meadows. The paper gives information about the historical and present occurrence of G. minima within the administrative boundaries of the city of Kraków. Eight historical (6 published and 2 found in KRA herbarium material) and 4 new localities are described. The study demonstrates that rare plant species associated with natural forest communities may still occur in remaining fragments of these biotopes even within such a heavily urbanized area as the city of Kraków.
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