Delphinium pubiflorum

Morphological variability and state of Delphinium pubiflorum (Ranunculaceae) populations in the Saratov region

 The article presents the results of studying the morphological state of three populations of Delphinium pubiflorum on the basis of quantitative traits measured over four years during the period of mass flowering of plants. The greatest difference in quantitative characteristics was shown by the populations from the Krasnoarmeisky and Tatishchevsky districts of the Saratov region.

Ecological and Phytocenological Characteristics of Associations of Delphinium Pubiflorum

 posed to any significant anthropogenic impact due to the sufficient remoteness and inaccessibility of habitats. The area occupied by the associations does not exceed 400 m2. The total projective cover amounts to 90–100 %. The associations are quite rich and relatively even in terms of species composition. The number of species ranges from 48 to 72, and the most homogeneous association is the one in Krasnoarmeysky raion which also occupies the smallest territory. The number of species registered in one and the same association varies from one year to the next.

The State of the Cenopopulation Delphinium Pubiflorum (Dc.) Turcz. Ex Huth in Tatishevskiy District of the Saratov Region

Delphinium pubiflorum grows sparsely in the meadow-steppe forbgrass-shrub community on carbonate chernozem fairly rich soil. Habitat conditions correspond to moderately variable meadow-steppe hydration. The spatial structure of populations of non-uniform: there are a multitude of plants and detached instances; population density was approximately 7–8 plants per 100 m2.