Contemporary Problems of Ecology

, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp 574–583 | Cite as

Morphoadaptive determination of structural diversity of biomorphs of Salix L. species in Southern Urals



The stages of ontomorphogenesis of willows and development of their life forms in different ecological environments are described. The willows belong to different ecological groups whose structural features serve as indicators of habitats. It is shown that the diversity of biomorphs is due to the morphogenesis process with species-specific morphobiological adaptations of shoot systems. At the same time, the unique, genetically determined “architectural unit” of genus Salix L.,—a triaxial biannual shoot complex that formed willow’s crown—is retained.


biomorphological adaptation petrophytes sphagnicolous plants substrate Southern Urals 


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  1. 1.Chelyabinsk State UniversityChelyabinskRussia

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