Kitaibelia vol. 5 – no. 1. (2000) p.115-123.
A Kékes Észak Erdőrezervátum mohaflórája és mohavegetációjának jellemzése
The aim of the present study is a qualitative characterisation of the bryophyte vegetation of the Kékes-North forest reserve. The abiotic and biotic conditions of the study area, the bryophyte vegetation is described, and the species found in the area are listed. Concerning to the reserve, abundance, ecological requirements, substrate specificities of the species are given. In some cases these are compared to the experiences derived from other parts of Hungary. Importance of the reserve in biological conservation is enhanced on the basis of the bryophyte vegetation.
In the 64 acre of the core area 20 liverworth species and 48 moss species are found. One liverworth species is new for the Hungarian flora (Anastrophyllum hellerianum (Nees ex Lindenb.) Schust.), and other five liverworth species for the Mátra mountains (Calypogeia muelleriana (Schiffn.) K. Müll., Calypogeia suecica (H. Am et j. Press.) K. Müll., Lophozia ascendens (Warnst.) Schust., Lophozia longiflora (Nees.) Schiffn., Nowellia curvifolia (Dicks.) Mitt. in Godman.). Lophozia ascendens is the only Lophozia species in Hungary, which is chategorized to be „rare”, according to the European Red Data Book of Bryophytes. Although a species rich bryophyte vegetation can be found in the fissures of andesite outcrops in ravine-like sites, from bryological point of view, the vegetation occuring in decaying logs makes the reserve unique.