- Conference Title
- Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries, (Proceedings of the 7th CMAPSEEC), Subotica, Serbia, 27-31 May, 2012.
- Vitkova, A. A.; Delcheva, H. M.; Dimitrov, S. D.; Tashev, N. A.
- Stevanovic´, Z. D.;Radanovic´, D.
- Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Southeast European Countries, (Proceedings of the 7th CMAPSEEC), Subotica, Serbia, 27-31 May, 2012 2012 pp. 40-46
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Research concerning the Alchemilla ssp. resources along the ridges of the northern part of Osogovo Mountain has been done. The main purpose of the study was to evaluate the distribution of species of the genus Alchemilla, to map the abundant populations, and to determine their available stocks. Two methods have been used: the transect method for estimation of species' distribution; and setting up the plots for yield measurement. Seven Alchemilla species have been found in the studied region. They are from Section Alchemilla (Brevicaulon Rothm.), Subsection Heliodrosium Rothm. Three species are reported for the first time for the floristic region "Western Border Mountains" in Bulgaria. The plant communities involving Alchemilla ssp. were found in habitats of European importance, according to Directive 92/43/EEC - 6520 Mountain hay meadows and 6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to apline levels. Four regions rich in Alchemilla ssp. have been identified which are located in the northern part of Osogovo Mt. The location, area, ecological and geographic characterization, type of the plant community, resource characterization and evaluation of the Alchemilla reserves, have been surveyed in the studied regions. Recommendations for the sustainable use and protection of the populations have also been provided.