Plant Life of the Dolomites

Atlas of Flora

  • Erika Pignatti
  • Sandro Pignatti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Erika Pignatti, Sandro Pignatti
    Pages 1-7
  3. Erika Pignatti, Sandro Pignatti
    Pages 9-12
  4. Erika Pignatti, Sandro Pignatti
    Pages 13-20
  5. Erika Pignatti, Sandro Pignatti
    Pages 21-52
  6. Erika Pignatti, Sandro Pignatti
    Pages 53-78
  7. Erika Pignatti, Sandro Pignatti
    Pages 79-105
  8. Erika Pignatti, Sandro Pignatti
    Pages 107-482
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 483-489

About this book


This volume offers distribution maps of over 2200 individual species living in the Dolomite area, presenting detailed records on the local range of every species growing in the area studied, from the Puster Valley to the Piave River. The data was collected on the basis of a multiple field observations carried out over several decades. After dividing the area into approx. 200 quadrants, a nearly complete census of the species present was obtained for each quadrant. The evaluation and synopsis of this extensive set of data, which is presented in the form of a chorological atlas in keeping with international standard methods, allows the area to be accurately compared with other parts of the Alps. In addition to the chorological atlas and floristic inventory, a list of synonyms and toponyms of the three languages used in the analyzed territory, an expanded list of updated scientific names, and some helpful remarks on various Dolomites species are included. Lastly, the book explores how species can be considered as landscape bioindicators.

This third volume of the work Plant Life of the Dolomites complements the main volume Vegetation Structure and Ecology and the volume Vegetation Tables, which presents essential data at the plant association level.


Plant communities Chorological atlas Distribution map Alpine environment Floristic inventory Biogeography Bioindicator Adaptations to a mountain environment Phytogeographical studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Erika Pignatti
    • 1
  • Sandro Pignatti
    • 2
  1. 1.RomaItaly
  2. 2.RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Naturmuseum Südtirol 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-53049-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-53051-1
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