- Aconitum degenii auct. non Gáyer
RDBUkr: Вразливі; Endemic
Value of species
Medicinal plant; Ornamental species; Nectar source; Poisonous species
Внесений до Червоної книги Польщі з категорією - вразливий (narażony - vulnerable).
Scio-heliophytes or helio-sciophytes; hygrophytes or hygromesophytes, rarely – mesophytes; probably subacidophils (Didukh et al. 2004).Distribution and habitats in Ukrainian Carpathians: The species is mostly distributed in Western and Eastern Carpathians, but also sporadically occurs in Southern Carpathians and related lowlands. In Ukrainian Carpathians it is mostly represented in Eastern Beskids while in other regions it occurs irregularly and rarely. The presence of the species in Eastern Beskids and Chyvchyny Mts. is confirmed by own observations, while the presence of it in Marmarosh, Gorgany and Svydovets Mts. requires further validation. In Eastern Beskids the species is distributed mostly in submontane and lower montane belts while in Chyvchyny Mts. it was observed in upper montane and subalpine belts. These plants grow mostly in semi-shady places, between shrubs and at the forest edges. Very often they occur near the water. However in Chyvchyny Mts. the plants grow in open and dry place, in subalpine herbal communities. As a result, these plants differ by their common habitus. They are high and branched in lower altitudes, and compact with few flowers – in higher altitudes. In general, the species is known from Alnetum incanae, Carici remotae-Fraxinetum, Dentario glandulosae- Fagetum, Trollio-entauretum, Adenostylion, Calthion, and Carpinion communities.
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