CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF THE CHOROLOGY AND CONSERVATION STATUS OF LYCOPODS IN MUREŞ COUNTY

Mihaela SĂMĂRGHIŢAN 1*, Silvia OROIAN 2
1 Mureş County Museum, Natural Science Department, 24 Horea Street, RO-540036, Târgu Mureş,
2 University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology „George Emil Palade” of Târgu-Mureș, Faculty of Pharmacy, 38 Gheorghe Marinescu Street, RO-540139 Târgu-Mureş

This paper presents the obtained results on the chorology and conservation status of the lycopod species identified in Mureș County. It also represents a basis for further studies on monitoring, and establishes conservation measures for these species that are of community interest, included in the IUCN category LC (least concern). During the study, five lycopod species out of the seven listed in Romania were identified. The species are wide spread, occurring in groups that extend over relatively large areas. The conservation status is predominantly good and very good.