FLORA AND VEGETATION OF ROMANIAN BANAT: AN OVERVIEW PUBLISHEDG.-G., ARSENE, Ilinca Merima IMBREA, Alma Lioara NICOLIN, Alina-Georgeta NEACȘU
Abstract. The paper emphasizes as main feature of the province of Romania Banat (S-W Romania) its high diversity in vascular plant species and in plant associations. Vascular flora is composed from over 2.000 species, bellonging to diverse floristic elements (sub-Mediterranean, Pannonian, continental, Dacian, etc.). The vegetal carpet is also diverse and, in function of altitude, goes from sylvo-steppe to alpine grasslands, with many intra-zonal and azonal phytocoenosis. Protected areas (sites of community importance, especially) are numerous and covers a significant proportion of natural and semi-natural vegetation of the province. Although there are monographic studies of the flora and vegetation of geographic subunits of Banat, there are still many aspects of flora and vegetation to be elucidated and updated.
flora, vegetation, banat