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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.229 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v17.i4.10
pages 303-338

Algofloristic Zoning of Ukraine

G. M. Palamar-Mordvintseva
N. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Tereshchenkovskaya St., 01001 Kiev
P. M. Tsarenko
N.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the NAS of Ukraine, 2 Tereschenkovskaya Str., Kiev 01004, Ukraine


General approaches and criteria of the floristic zoning are analyzed. Basic principles and criteria for the algofloristic zoning of Ukraine are proposed. A variant of the delimitation of its territory is given. Main characteristics of the taxonomic and floristic diversity of the desmidian and green coccoid algae from Ukrainian fresh waters are discussed. Basic patterns of the regional distribution of these algal groups are also presented. Algofloristic status of the territory of Ukraine is given according to the results of algological studies of Ukraine (with reference to desmids and coccoid chlorophytes) and comparative analysis of the several European countries florae. The territory of Ukraine we considered the East European Algofloristic Province; subdivided into 5 algofloristic subprovinces, 16 algofloristic districts and 26 algofloristic areas. Characterization of different algofloristic chorions up to the AF area is given (with reference to the Prypiat-Desna Algofloristic Subprovince).