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Title Contribution to the knowledge on the flora of Numrug Strictly Protected Area and some parts of East Mongolia Journal name Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity
Authors Baasanmunkh Shukherdorj, Takashi Shiga, Oyuntsetseg Batlai, Karsten Wesche, Christiane M. Ritz, Khaliunaa Khurelbaatar, Jae Young Kim, Hyeong Jun Jo, Batkhuu Nyam-Osor, Gyu Young Chung, Hyeok Jae Choi
Year 2019 Volume 12 Issue 2 Start page 284 End page
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.japb.2019.01.005
Create date 2021-07-01 17:22:41

Abstract

A floristic study of Eastern Mongolian Steppes has been conducted during the growing season of 2014 and continued in 2017, when we focused more on the Numrug Strictly Protected Area. Major objectives of this study were to assess floristic diversity of Eastern Mongolian Steppes and to review the conservation status of some endangered, rare, and very rare species. A total of 488 taxa of vascular plants, which belong to 254 genera of 75 families, including three endemic and 16 subendemic species were sampled. Among these were three endangered, three vulnerable, five near threatened, 16 very rare, and 39 rare species. Remarkably, Myriophyllum sibiricum and Typha latifolia are newly recorded for the flora of Mongolia. Moreover, new distribution records of some species were noted in four phytogeographical regions of Eastern Mongolia, such as Foothills of Great Khingan (30), East Mongolia (12), Mongolian Dauria (11), and Middle Khalkha (3). Finally, we assessed regional conservation status of the five species (two endangered and three vulnerable) from the East Mongolia using the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List criteria and categories.

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