Distribution of European mistletoe (Viscum album L.) according to the location of host species in the castle park of Lednice, Czech Republic
Tivadar Baltazár, Ildikó Varga & Miloš Pejchal
Correspondence: Baltazár Tivadar
Postal address: Valtická 337, 691 44 Lednice, Zikova street 1903/4, 166 36 Prague 6, Czech Republic
The aim of this study was to examine the distribution of European mistletoe (Viscum album) in the castle park Lednice, Czech Republic studying the dependence of the infection intensity and location of host species. From the most common host species (23) more than 1600 infected individuals were involved in the analysis. Based on our results it can be concluded that the host species are infected differently, since some hosts (e.g. Acer saccharinum, Acer saccharum, Juglans nigra) are more sensitive to the presence of mistletoe and these woody species are much heavily infected. Our results also show that the relationship between the tree location and the intensity of mistletoe infection is statistically significant. It means that solitary trees are most heavily contaminated with mistletoe. Furthermore, those individuals are less endangered, which are situated in closed canopy groups. Nevertheless, the ratio of uninfected and infected individuals are almost the same in case of solitary trees or in different canopy groups too.
Keywords: European mistletoe, Viscum album, mistletoe infection intensity, host plant, host tree location
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Baltazár, T., Varga, I. & Pejchal, M. (2016): Distribution of European mistletoe (Viscum album L.) according to the location of host species in the castle park of Lednice, Czech Republic. Bulletin of Forestry Science, 6(2): 137-150. (in Hungarian) DOI: 10.17164/EK.2016.011
Volume 6, Issue 2
27 September 2016
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