Checklist of vascular plants of the projected regional landscape park «Valley of kurgans» (Kherson region, Ukraine)

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The nomenclature of the vascular plants in dataset follows “Nomenclatural Checklist of vascular plants of Ukraine” (Mosyakin & Fedoronchuk 1999). The natural landmark "Valley of Kurgans" is situated within coastal solonchak plain formed near the Yagorlitsky Bay of the Black Sea. In this area a rare habitat in Ukraine, which in Europe is called «saltmarsch» is represented. It is an unique place in terms of valuable halophytic vegetation and also of the huge number of kurgans located in this area. For the conservation of such diversity the creation of regional landscape park is proposed. Тhе annotated list of the vascular plants «Valley of Kurgans» includes 333 species of vascular plants belonging to 194 genera and 45 families, 2 classis, 2 divisions. Among them, 16 species are included to the different Red List.

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Moysiyenko I, Davydova A (2023). Checklist of vascular plants of the projected regional landscape park «Valley of kurgans» (Kherson region, Ukraine). Version 1.6. Kherson State University. Checklist dataset.


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flora; vascular plants; the projected regional landscape park «Valley of kurgans»; an annotated list; Inventoryregional


Ivan Moysiyenko
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Dr. Sc.Prof. Head of Department of Botany
Kherson State University
27 Universytetska Str
73000 Kherson
Anastasiia Davydova
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Nadiia Skobel
  • Programmer
PhD student
Kherson State University

Geographic Coverage

Projected regional landscape park «Valley of kurgans» (Kherson Region, Ukraine)

Bounding Coordinates South West [46.108, 32.355], North East [46.732, 34.211]

Taxonomic Coverage

Vascular plants (Plantae, Tracheophyta - Polypodiopsida, Gnetopsida, Liliopsida, Magnoliopsida)

Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Class Gnetopsida, Liliopsida, Magnoliopsida, Polypodiopsida

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2012-01-01 / 2013-12-31

Project Data

BioDATA grant for data mobilization including digitization, data quality assurance, data preparation, and publication of collection specimen and other species data from Ukraine to GBIF. Dataset preparation was supported within the project "Documenting of phytodiversity of nature protected areas of Lower Dnipro region". More details on the grant program here (

Title BioDATA Ukraine data mobilization grant program 2022
Identifier Cepa-LT-2017/10049
Funding BioDATA partners, NLBIF, GBIF Norway, and the UiO Natural History Museum
Study Area Description Lower Dnipro region

The personnel involved in the project:

Nadiia Skobel
Ivan Moysiyenko

Sampling Methods

This field allows for a tet based\human readable description of the sampling procedures used in the research project. The content of this element wold be similar to a description of sampling procedures found in the methods section of journal article

Study Extent The "Valley of Kurgan" tract is located in the Kherson region, where it is located between the villages of Ivanivka in the north and Ochakivske, Vilna Druzhyna, Industrialne, Sadove and Pamiatne villages in the south. In the west it borders with Yagorlytskyi Bay in the west, in the north and east it is bounded by the Nyzhniodniprovskyi sands (Ivanivska and Zburyivska arenas). To the south of the site there are ploughed true grass steppes are located to the South.
Quality Control The identification of vascular plant species was held with morphological methods at the field and in the Kherson State University Laboratory of Plant Ecology and Environmental Protection. Coordinates of records were checked using Google Earth service. Data cleaning using OpenRefine.

Method step description:

  1. Field sampling
  2. Recording and identification of vascular plants
  3. Completing of cheklist of vascular plant
  4. Data post-processing according to the Darwin Core standards
  5. Data checking and cleaning in OpenRefine

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Boyko, M.F. (2001). Ed. Chornyi., S.G. Ecology of Kherson region. Kherson. 156 p. [in Ukrainian].
  2. Boyko, M.F. (1988). Nature of Kherson region. Physical and geographical. Kyiv: Phytosociological Centre. 120 p. [in Ukrainian].
  3. Korzh, L.V., Shturina V. (2013). Ed. Arustamova, N. Nature and natural resources of Kherson region. Kherson: KSU.48 p. [in Ukrainian].
  4. Moysiyenko I.I.,Shaposhnikova A.О.(2013). Annotated list of vascular plants the projected regional landscape park «Valley of kurgans» (Kherson, Ukraine). Chornomorsky Botanical Journal 9 (2): 292-299 [in Ukrainian].
  5. Mosyakin S.L., Fedoronchuk M.M. (1999). Vascular plants of Ukraine. A nomenclatural checklist. Specialized printing house of scientific journals of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 788861d8-455a-4277-a8cd-eda9ff9b0b49