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International Journal on Algae
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ISSN Imprimir: 1521-9429
ISSN En Línea: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v11.i3.80
pages 289-304

Algal flora of the caves and grottoes of the National Nature Park "Podilsky Tovtry" (Ukraine)

T. I. Mikhailyuk
N.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, NAS of Ukraine, 2 Tereshchenhovskaya Str., Kiev 01004, Ukraine
O. N. Vinogradova
N.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, NAS of Ukraine, 2 Tereshchenhovskaya Str., Kiev 01004, Ukraine


In five limestone speleoobjects (two caves and three grottoes) of the National Nature Park "Podilsky Tovtry" 86 species (87 infraspecific taxa) were revealed. They belong to Cyanoprokaryota (35 species), Chlorophyta (35), Bacillariophyta (7), Xanthophyta (4), Streptophyta (3), Eustigmatophyta (2). 56 species are first cited for National Park, and eight species are new for Ukraine. In the grottoes 67 species were recorded; in these ecologically more comfortable habitats green algae prevailed (49−58% of species composition), the share of cyanoprokaryotes made 11−29%. Peculiar feature of the algal flora of caves was lower species diversity (46 species) and much greater share of cyanoprokaryotes (40−70% of species composition). Light intensity was found to be the key factor managing distribution of algae in studied speleoobjects. Taxonomic structure of studied algal flora of the caves has much in common with other European caves, especially Hungarian.

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