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Antoaneta S. Petrova

Antoaneta S. Petrova
Botanical Garden, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences · Tropical collection

PhD

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The study deals with pilot investigations of the radon index in Bulgaria. In situ measurements of the radon activity and soil permeability at 3 sites one over and two-close to fault zone have been performed. The results show that higher radon content is detected in the fault zone.
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The aim of the paper is to report data about the distribution, habitat preferences and naturalisation success of three ornamental taxa cultivated in Bulgaria. Hemerocallis fulva (Asphodelaceae), a native species to temperate Asia, has been recorded as an established alien in eight floristic regions in the country. Oxalis articulata (Oxalidaceae), n...
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The genus Heracleum (Apiaceae) is represented by four native species in the Bulgarian flora. In 2017, an alien species, H. sosnowskyi, was reported for the first time for Bulgaria in Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Suppl. 9: 47-51, 2017. However, further studies have revealed that the species was misidentified and the reported plants from Sofia City in f...
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The European Red List is a review of the status of European species according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level – in order that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status. This publication summarises results for all Europe’s native...
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The European Red List is a review of the status of European species according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines. It identifies those species that are threatened with extinction at the regional level – in order that appropriate conservation action can be taken to improve their status. This publication summarises results for all Europe’s native...
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The Marsh Gladiolus, Gladiolus palustris is a Central-European geoelement that extends its distribution to Albania, Bulgaria and North Macedonia at the Balkan Peninsula. It has a local distribution and inhabits marshes and wet meadows. It is included in Annex IIb of the Council Directive 92/43 EEC. There are insufficient data for its populations ac...
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The Balkan sub-endemic species Dactylorhiza kalopissii E. Nelson is distributed in Bulgaria, Greece and North Macedonia. It has a local distribution and inhabits alkaline fens, wet meadows, and mountain rivulet banks. This orchid is a globally endangered species, included in Annex IIb of the Council Directive 92/43 EEC. It was first reported for Bu...
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Mincheva, I., Petrova, A., Yordanova, M. & Kozuharova, E.: Is the traditional use of "salep" in the Bulgarian Rhodopes hazardous for the wild populations of terrestrial orchids?-Fl. Medit. 28: 399-418. 2018.-ISSN: 1120-4052 printed, 2240-4538 online. In Bulgaria and the eastern Mediterranean, dried tubers of terrestrial orchids are known as "salep"...
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The aim of the article is to report the presently known localities of Rosa rugosa (Rosaceae) in the Bulgarian flora, and to discuss its alien and invasive status. The species is native to East Asia and has been introduced in Europe, North America and New Zealand where it became established and, in some parts, invasive. In Bulgaria, the taxon was in...
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The aim of the article is to report the presently known localities of Rosa rugosa (Rosaceae) in the Bulgarian flora, and to discuss its alien and invasive status. The species is native to East Asia and has been introduced in Europe, North America and New Zealand where it became established and, in some parts, invasive. In Bulgaria, the taxon was in...
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Two new alien plant species are reported for Bulgaria: Amaranthus viridis (Amaranthaceae) and Euphorbia serpens (Euphorbiaceae). Both are collected in Varna city, Black Sea Coast floristic region. The article provides brief morphological descriptions of the species; comments on the main distinguishing characters from the similar species; data about...
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A new species to the Bulgarian flora is reported-Trinia multicaulis (Api-aceae). It is a Pontic geoelement with a mostly sporadic distribution in the steppe habitats in Eastern Europe. In Bulgaria it has been recorded in 5 localities in NorthEast Bulgaria and Danubian Plain floristic regions. The main distinguishing morphological characters of the...
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The Maritime pine Pinus pinaster is a fast growing tree, well adapted to sandy soils. It is native to the Western Mediterranean. The wood is used for construction works and furniture. Also, it is used for production of turpentine and rosin. Therefore, it was planted widely for timber production, reforestation of degraded soils and dune stabilisatio...
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The European larch (Larix decidua) is grown as an ornamental or timber tree in many parts of the world. In Bulgaria, it was planted for the first time at the end of the 19th century as an ornamental tree in Sofia and Samokov. Records for an afforestation of small plots date back to the beginning of the 20th century. By 1980 some pure stands or mixe...
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Heracleum sosnowskyi (Apiaceae) was recorded for the first time in Bulgaria in 2017. Initially, it was seen on photographs in the social media (Facebook), and then, localised in a residential area in Sofia City. A brief morphological description of the species is provided, mostly based on the material from the Bulgarian locality. The population com...
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In 2016, in the Botanical Garden of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in Sofia, a population of the alien species Acalypha australis (Euphorbiaceae) was found. During a subsequent study, it was found out that the formerly reported for Bulgaria A. virginica was misidentified and the only Acalypha species registered in the country is A. australis. Th...
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From the foresters point of view, the best results of the introduction and productivity of Maritime pine in Bulgaria have been obtained on sandy soils, close to the sea coast. All the reported cases of establishment of the species are on sandy dune habitats, with a high conservation status, especially the priority habitat type 2130* (listed in Dire...
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The digital edition is part of a joint project for a print and digital edition of the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria. It includes the full information from the print edition (vol 1 Plants and Fungi, vol 2 Animals, vol 3 Natural habitats), enriched with videos, extended photo gallery, higher-resolution drawings, distribution maps with rel...
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Comptes rendus de l'Académie bulgare des Sciences Tome 67, No 5, 2014 BIOLOGIE Botanique Abstract A new alien species to the Bulgarian flora is reported: Clematis tibetana (Ranunculaceae) which is native to Asia. In Bulgaria it has been recorded in the Black Sea Coast (Northern) floristic region and should be considered recently naturalised in the...
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A new alien species to the Bulgarian flora is reported: Clematis tibetana (Ranunculaceae) which is native to Asia. In Bulgaria it has been recorded in the Black Sea Coast (Northern) floristic region and should be considered recently naturalised in the Bulgarian flora. The main distinguishing morphological characters of the taxon, its chromosome num...
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A new alien species - Euphorbia prostrata (Euphorbiaceae), is reported for the Bulgarian flora. The species was collected for the first time in Bulgaria in 1963 near the town of Sandanski but remained unrecognised from the similar species E. maculata and E. chamaesyce. So far E. prostrata has been recorded in the following floristic regions: Black...
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Grindelia squarrosa (Asteraceae) is reported as a new alien species to the Bulgarian flora. It is native to North America and has been recorded in the floristic regions of the Black Sea Coast (Northern), Northeast Bulgaria and Sofia Region. The species should be considered naturalized in the Bulgarian flora. The recorded localities and some notes a...
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Two alien taxa new for the Bulgarian flora have been recorded along the bank of the Danube River: Amaranthus blitum subsp. emarginatus and Panicum dichotomiflorum. Both aliens have already been reported from neighbouring countries along the Danube. Cenchrus incertus was recorded in 2003 as casual in the Bulgarian flora, but here we provide data tha...
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New chorological data are presented for 127 species and subspecies from Bosnia and Herzegovina (reports no. 64-72), Bulgaria (48, 52-63, 73, 103-127), Greece (6-37, 49-51, 74-83, 86-102), R Macedonia (46, 47), Montenegro (64) and Turkey-in-Europe (1-5, 38-45, 84, 85). The taxa belong to the following families: Aceraceae (104), Amaranthaceae (87), A...
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Vincetoxicum nigrum, native to Southwest Europe and spread as an alien species in other regions of the world, is recorded for the first time in Bulgaria. An established population was found along the Okolovrasten Pat Road around Sofia. Avena byzantina was found as a casual species, with a single individual, along the same road.
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Dactylorhiza maculata subsp. transsilvanica was recorded for the first time in Bulgaria. The taxon grows in wet meadows in the Western Balkan Range, NW Bulgaria. Data about the morphology, habitats and populations are presented and illustrated with colour photographs. Tetraploid chromosome number (2n = 4x = 80) for the taxon was obtained, congruent...
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The evaluator(s) of each species is listed in the table with species evaluations. Abstract. The national threat status of 898 species of vascular plants from the Bulgarian flora has been evaluated using Version 3.1 of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. The resulting Red List of the Bulgarian vascular plants (threat categories) comprises 801...
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A new species of Euphorbia - E. davidii - from the E. dentata group has been recorded in Bulgaria. The species is native to North America and was found in the ferry complex at lake Beloslav and Razdelna shunting-yard railway station, near the city of Varna, the Black Sea Coast floristic region. The morphology of the species is described and illustr...
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Two new alien species of Bidens have been recorded in Bulgaria. Bidens bipinnatus, native to South America, was found at the railway station and harbour in the city of Varna, the Black Sea Coast floristic region. Bidens vulgatus, native of North America, was recorded in several places near the Danube River in the Danubian Plain floristic region. Th...
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The national threat status of 898 species of vascular plants from the Bulgarian flora has been evaluated using Version 3.1 of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. The resulting Red List of the Bulgarian vascular plants (threat categories) comprises 801 species (20.5 % of the total flora), of which one Extinct (EX), 12 Regionally Extinct (RE),...
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Epipactis exilis and E. greuteri are reported for the Bulgarian flora on the basis of the authors' collections and a revision of the specimens of genus Epipactis in the herbaria SOM, SO and SOA. A description of the habitats and data about the size and the spatial structure of the populations is given. According to an evaluation of the species acco...
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Recent examination of a part of the habitats of Hippophae rhamnoides subsp. caucasica Rousi, Eleagnaceae in Bulgaria, has shown significant changes, negative as a rule, which imposes that the regional (national) category for the species according to the IUCN Red List should be "Critically endangered" instead of "Endangered". In order to assess the...
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Stipa ucrainica of the S. dasyphylla group is reported here as a recently recognized species of the Bulgarian flora, found in three sites in Northeast Bulgaria and in the Black Sea Coast floristic regions. Its occurrence in a fragment of a lowland steppe community confirms that West Pontic grass steppes represent the natural vegetation of some part...
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New chorological data are presented for 106 species and subspecies from Bulgaria (records no. 72-79, 84-94, 105-106), Greece (2-60, 95-104) and Turkey-in-Europe (1, 61-71, 80-83). The taxa belong to the following families: Amaranthaceae (18, 19), Amaryllidaceae (49, 50, 77), Apiaceae (3, 84, 85, 99, 100), Asclepiadaceae (106), Asteraceae (4, 5, 20-...
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Two species of Centaurea, C. jankae and C. trinervia, are reported as new for Bulgaria. Both were found in Northeast Bulgaria, near Nevsha and Venchan villages, Varna district. A description of the habitats and data about the size and spatial structure of the populations are presented.
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Trisetum flavescens has relatively wide distribution in the country, but seldom dominates in the communities. It has not been studied syntaxonomically so far. On the basis of 37 relevés the current analysis reveals that T. flavescens communities are related to the Arrhenatheretum elatioris association. While otherwise similar to the Central Europea...
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The occurrence of Epipactis pontica, a new species for the Bulgarian flora, is reported on the basis of authors' collections and a revision of specimens of genus Epipactis in the herbaria SOM, SO and SOA. A description of habitats and data about the size and spatial structure of the populations are given. Results of the morphometric study of one po...
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PETROVA A., VENKOVA D., SOPOTLIEVA D. 2006. Contribution to the flora of the Rhodopes and the Thracian plain. - Historia naturalis bulgarica, 17: 27-33. Abstract. New chorological data for 21 species are reported. New for the Rhodopes floristic region are 7 taxa, while there are 4 new ones for the Eastern Rhodopes subregion. New for the Thracian pl...
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New chorological data are reported on 11 species. Of these, new taxa for the Rhodopes are Euphorbia velenovskyi and Nepeta nuda subsp. albiflora. Four species are new for the subregion of Rhodopi Mts (Central): Carex panicea, Eleocharis uniglumis, Melica transsilvanica and Scabiosa micrantha. The distribution in the Rhodopi Mts (Central) of five re...
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New chorological data about 24 taxa are reported in the present work. Nine species are new for the floristic region of the Black Sea Coast, two for the Northeast Bulgaria, four for the Balkan Range (Eastern) – three of them collected in the area of Sliven divide, one for the Toundzha Hilly Country and three for Mt Strandzha. One more species is con...
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New chorological data are reported about 16 taxa from floristic regions of Sofia (3 new species), Mt Vi- tosha (6 species), Rila Mts (7 species new or confirmed), and Mt Sredna Gora (Western - 3 species). The distribution of Thesium linophyllon, a rare species for Bulgaria entered in the Red Data Book of the PR Bulgaria, has been confirmed for the...
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A new species for the Bulgarian flora, Vulpia fasciculata (Poaceae), is reported. The species was found in seven locations on the Southern Black Sea Coast. All locations are on coastal sands, which are a typical habitat for this species. The status of six populations is described and the origin of the species in the Bulgarian flora is discussed.
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Two new localities of Ophrys insectifera (Orchidaceae) has been found in the Buynovo and Trigrad gorges in the Central Rhodope Mountains. The species had been previously known from a single locality in the Golo Bardo Mountain, where only one specimen had been detected recently. Therefore, the species was considered as an extremely rare in the Bulga...

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