The Flora and Vegetation of the Coastal Dunes of the East Black Sea Region

Authors: Fergan KARAER, H. Güray KUTBAY, Mahmut KILINÇ

Abstract: This covers the flora and vegetation of the coastal dunes of the eastern Black Sea region. The flora of the study area consists of 72 genera and 82 species and subspecies belonging to 35 families. The vegetation of the study area was investigated from a phytosociological angle and the vegetation was classified according to the Braun-Blanquet (1) method with respect to plant associations. In the study area, two subassociations (euphorbietosum paraliae and eryngietosum maritimi) belonging to the associations Otantho maritimi-Euphorbietum paraliae and Clematido vitalbae-Hippophaetum rhamnoidis are reported.

Keywords: East Black Sea region, Coastal dunes, Flora, Vegetation