Maintaining the number and creation of artificial populations of protected species of iichens using the method of transplantation

Tyumen State University Herald. Natural Resource Use and Ecology


2015, Vol. 1. №2(2)

Maintaining the number and creation of artificial populations of protected species of iichens using the method of transplantation

About the author:

Zoya M. Shayakhmetova, Сand. Sci. (Biol), Senior Lecturer, Department of Botany, Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University


The results of transplantation of five epiphytic lichens protected in the Perm region and having different status of protection: Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm., Flavoparmelia caperata (L.) Hale, Heterodermia speciosa (Wulfen) Trevis., Flavopunctelia soredica (Nyl.) Hale, Cetrelia cetrarioides (Delise & Duby) W. L. Culb. & C. F. Culb. The transplantation was performed in Kishertsky District of Perm region in the vicinity of villages Gusel’nikovo and Kiselevo, where the habitat plots with the most suitable conditions were selected. In both habitats the lichens were fastened with staples. Trees for transplantation were preferably selected with the inclined shaft. Over a six-year study period there was 85.3% survival rate. The damaging nature brackets that attach the thallus to the substrate was observed. At the place of attachment there was local tissue necrosis observed, which did not apply to all thallus. Lobaria pulmonaria, Heterodermia speciosa and Cetrelia cetrarioides formed from soredia small thalli less than 0.5 cm2. It speaks of the satisfactory condition of the attached thalli and the opportunities of creating new populations of protected lichens in Perm region.


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