ISSN 2285-5785, ISSN CD-ROM 2285-5793, ISSN ONLINE 2285-5807, ISSN-L 2285-5785


Published in Scientific Papers. Series A. Agronomy, Vol. LXI, Issue 1
Written by Florin Dorian COJOACĂ, Mariana NICULESCU

The investigated area is located in Oltenia Plain, in the Valley Jiu at an altitude of 40-60 m.s.m. By the phyto-climatic point of view the Bratovoești forest is located in the forest Steppe of Oltenia. The Bratovoesti Forest is part of the protected area of community interest ROSCI 0045 Coridorul Jiului, and occupies an area of 904.51 ha. The Bratovoești forest is located on loess that were formed deep soils with good growth profile: alluvial-soils and luvisols. Also, some areas near shore Jiu, also on sandy rocks (sand and gravel) they have formed shallow soils poor in minerals (entic alluvisoils). In the researched area there are the following Natura 2000 forest habitats: 91E0*-Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae), 91F0-Riparian mixed forests of Quercus robur, Ulmus laevis and Ulmus minor, Fraxinus excelsior or Fraxinus angustifolia along the great rivers (Ulmenion minoris), 92A0-Salix alba and Populus alba galleries. Of the rare and vulnerable species found in this forests habitats we can mention: Vallisneria spiralis, Utricularia minor, Nymphaea alba, Azolla filiculoides, Typha minima, Orchis purpurea, Epipactis palustris, Galanthus nivalis, Angelica sylvestris, Crocus flavus, Festuca gigantea. The biodiversity of the forest natural habitats from this area is endangered because the human impact is very high, although this area it is included in the important protected areas from Romania.

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