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Detail of Grant Awarded General Researches

Project

Survey of the bryophyte flora on Mt. Mitake —To discover the wonder of the moss on Mt. Mitake and leave an invaluable resource to posterity—

General
Research
No.253
Principal
Investigator
Mitsuki IGUCHI
Affiliation
(at that time)
Mt.Mitake Moss Appreciation Society,Representative
Research
Summary

A survey of bryophyte flora was conducted on Mt. Mitake in the Okutama area of Tokyo.

In order to compile a record of distribution and specimens, we collected and identified species and a catalogue of those species that were present was created.

During this investigation period, the survey site was divided into 3 survey areas and this survey focused upon the “Oshi-Syuraku” (Shrine-Priests’ Village); a mountain village that is particularly affected by changes in the environment.

The Village is situated in woodland at an altitude of 800-900 meters just below the peak of Mt. Mitake.

It has become clear that a number of species that grow in the wild and that grow in human settlements thrive here as the location is enveloped by moist air which rises from the valleys below. During the 7 years since commencement of the survey of bryophytes at the site, the impact of human activity could be observed, and some key conservation issues have come into focus; an example of which is the habitat of a rare species, Asterella cruciata (Steph.) Horik., being particularly impacted.


Collaborators

Takeshi UENO


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