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Abstract

Rare vascular plants of the railway areas in specific regions of the Sandomierz Basin. Part I. Vistula Lowland, nothern part.

Abstract

This study is one of the first that are devoted to previously unknown stations of the more interesting flora of vascular plants discovered in the railway areas in specific regions of the Sandomierz Basin, Poland. Stations of 112 plant species of this type were currently described, which are located in the railway areas in the Sandomierz Basin in the northern part of the Vistula Lowland. Among the plants investigated, apophytes (69 species) prevail over anthropophytes (33 species). Moreover, there are presented stations of nine taxa of different rank of genus Oenothera plants with an unknown history of their settlement in the territory of Poland. They are generally plants with stations recorded with varying frequency on a regional and national scale. The most interesting and rarest of these in the Sandomierz Basin include above all: Althaea hirsuta, Bromus japonicus, B. rigidus, Chondrilla juncea, Cirsium canum, Fumaria muralis, Euphorbia lucida, Erysimum marschallianum, Galium rubioides, Gladiolus paluster [G. palustris], Gratiola officinalis, Linaria genistifolia, Oenothera coronifera, Oenothera fallax, Oenothera hoelscheri, Oenothera parviflora, Ononis spinosa, Potentilla intermedia, Roripa × armoracioides, Sedum reflexum, Silene latifolia, and S. otites.