Augalų įvairovė mažoje teritorijoje ir jos išsilaikymo perspektyva [Vegetation diversity in a microarea and maesures for its protection]. – Botanica Lithuanica, 3(1): 87–89

A complex of natural vegetation (abaout 0,5 ha) with a remained monumental standard meadow fragments distinguishing in high botanical diversity was found in acultivated (about 50 %) area in the western part of Pakaniavis village (Varėna district). Most rare plants growing there are species of limited distribution included in Red Data Book of Lithuania, i.e.: Arnica montana, Gladiolus imbricatus, Gymnadenia conopsea, Orhis mascula.Rather small area was saturated with different species. Besides, among enumared ones there were foundsuch species as Cirsium rivuale, Epipactis palustris, Dactylorhiza incarnata, Polemonium caeruleum, Thalictrum aquilegifolium, Valeriana officinalis, Iris pseudacorus, Betonica officinalis and many others. This microarea needs an exceptional protection and preservation becouse it is a natural unique with a high botanical diversity.

Keywords: microarea, botanical diversity, protectin, Red Data Book, Lithuania.