A Research on the Determination of the Botanical Composition of the High Altitudes of Anzer Region (Ikizdere-RIZE)

Adil Bakoglu, Huseyin Baykal, Muhammed Ikbal Catal


This study was carried out in 2020 at the pasture areas of high altitudes of the Anzer region in İkizdere district of Rize province of Turkey. In the study, canopy coverage area, botanical composition, pasture quality degree and pasture condition parameters were studied. The vegetation study was carried out in June, when the vegetation reached the climax phase. The vegetation characters of the research area were determined using the "Lup" method. In the research area, 45 taxa belonging to 21 families were identified. Taxa numbers of families; Poaceae (5), Fabaceae (3), Apiaceae (1), Asteraceae (9), Boraginaceae (2), Brassicaceae (1), Caryophyllaceae (3), Crassulaceae (1), Compositae (1), Cyperaceae (1), Gentianaceae (2), Geraniaceae (1 ), Hypericaceae (1), Lamiaceae (2), Liliaceae (1), Onagraceae (1), Orabanchaceae (2), Plantaginaceae (1), Polygonaceae (2), Primulaceae (1), Rosaceae (3) and Urticaceae (1). The canopy coverage rate of pasture area was determined as 72.00%. The botanical composition of the study area was determined as Poaceae 26.32%, Fabaceae 8.92% and other families 64.76%. With a pasture quality degree of 1.95, the condition of the pasture was determined as "Very Weak".

Keywords: Botanical composition, canopy coverage, Rize, Anzer region

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/7-10-02

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ISSN (online) 2422-8702