The impact of urbanized environment on fruiting intensity and vegetative and generative organs mass of the small-leaved linden (Tilia cordata L.)
The Precarpathian National University after Vasyl Stefanyk
201, Galytska St., Ivano-Frankivsk 76008, Ukraine
The effect of urban environment on the vegetative and generative organs mass and fruiting intensity of Tilia cordata L. was studied. These findings demonstrate that the weight of fresh and dry leaves, fruits, fruit compounds, bracts is declined and the number of fruits in the fruit compound in the small-leaved linden plants in different functional areas of Ivano-Frankivsk is reduced in relation to control. The area of industrial facilities and transportation routes of urboecosystem is characterized by the largest anthropogenic pressure. The perspectives of vegetative and generative organs mass index and fruiting intensity using of Tilia cordata L. species as informative features in the implementation of complex bioindication research of areas under anthropogenic stress are reasonable.
Keywords: Tilia cordata L., urboecosystem, leaves and generative organs weight, fruiting intensity, bioindication