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Flora and Vegetation of Asian Russia

2010 year, number 1

RIBBON mires in Kija-Yaya interfluve (WEstern Siberia )

Central Siberian Botanical Garden, SB RAS, 630090 Novosibirsk, Zolotodolinskaya st., 101
Keywords: mire, complexes of mesotrophic pools and peat beds, vegetation,, nature conservation


Mire areas with unusual structure were found and studied in the south-east of West Siberia. They are
represented by a series of parallel ribbons in river valleys; the central parts of the mires are formed by complexes
of mesotrophic pools with Carex species and forested peat beds. The mire areas are characterized by higher
species diversity and by presence of rare and endangered species. Description is given.