Ukrainian calcareous vegetation of western and south-western Ukraine

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The dataset includes records of 317 species of vascular plants and cryptogam species of the Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmel'nytskyi, Odessa and Vinnytsia administrative regions of Ukraine. These species (mainly vascular plants, succulents, graminoids, mosses and lichens) occur on calcareous bedrocks of Western, Central, and South Ukraine.

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Vasheniak I (2022): Ukrainian calcareous vegetation of western and south-western Ukraine. v1.4. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 02d38abd-cf05-4bb2-93d6-5ccc47a16da2.  Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; geobotanical descriptions; Podillia; Ukraine; biodiversity; vegetation; muchrums; lichens; fungi; flora; vegetation cover; Plantae; Fungi; Observation


Iuliia Vasheniak
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Professor (Associate)
Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute Of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

The dataset includes finds from Chernivtsi region (Dniester river valley, Chyvchyny mountains), Ivano-Frankivsk region (Gologory ridge, Dniester Regional Landscape Park), Khmel'nytskyi region (Ushytsia river valley), Odessa region (Kuialnyk estuary), Vinnytsia region (Dzhurdhivka river valley).

Bounding Coordinates South West [45.213, 22.104], North East [50.59, 31.322]

Taxonomic Coverage

Dataset consists of mainly vascular plants (Polypodiopsida, Pinopsida, Magnoliopsida and Liliopsida classes), bryophytes (Abietinella abietina (Hedw.) Fleisch., Ceratodon purpureus (Hedw.) Brid., (Hedw.) Kindb., Syntrichia ruralis (Hedw.) F. Weber & Mohr, etc) and lichens (Cladonia rei Schaer., Collema tenax (Sw.) Ach., Toninia sedifolia (Scop.) Timdal, etc).

Kingdom Plantae, Fungi
Phylum Marchantiophyta, Tracheophyta, Bryophyta, Ascomycota
Class Pinopsida, Magnoliopsida, Liliopsida, Polypodiopsida, Lecanoromycetes, Candelariomycetes, Eurotiomycetes, Marchantiopsida

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2021-05-10 / 2021-07-19

Sampling Methods

We have sampled 54 phytosociological relevés with a uniform plot size of 10 m² using Braun-Blanquet approach (Braun-Blanquet 1964) with the modification of EDGG methodology which we personally collected from Ukraine (Chernivtsi, Zakarpattia, Khmel'nyts'kyi, Odesa, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivs'k and Ternopil administrative regions of Ukraine) in 2021 with specific vascular plants, bryophytes and epigeic lichens. Geographical locations were indicated by GPS-navigator in decimal degrees according to the WGS84 system. The nomenclature for the vascular plant species is according to the Euro+Med Database checklist (, while bryophytes are according to Boiko (2008), and lichens are according to Kondratiuk (1998).

Study Extent The dataset shows the flora content that was identified during creation of geobotanical descriptions in expeditions organized in 2021. We cooperated with Iryna Dmytrash-Vatseba (Ivano-Frankivsk region), Yakiv Didukh, Illia Chornei (Chernivtsi region), Olena Yavorska (Vinnytsia region). A total number of 317 species was identified. This dataset was prepared (correctly organized according to Darwin Core standards) and published with the help of the project "Preservation of data on biodiversity of Ukraine during the Russian occupation" funded by "Documenting Ukraine" initiative. The initiative is financed by the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (
Quality Control The author is fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Conducting of field expeditions.
  2. Personal collecting of vascular plants, bryophytes and epigeic lichens.
  3. Identification of genuses, species and subspecies according to the existing identification keys.
  4. Georeferencing with the use of GPS-navigator.
  5. Systematizing of collected data in TurboVeg software.
  6. Adaptation of TurboVeg database to Darwin Core standards and organizing of the uploaded dataset.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 02d38abd-cf05-4bb2-93d6-5ccc47a16da2