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Authors Lonard, RI; Judd, FW; Stalter, R
Author Full Name Lonard, Robert I.; Judd, Frank W.; Stalter, Richard
Title The Biological Flora of Coastal Dunes and Wetlands: Distichlis littoralis (Engelm.) HL Bell & Columbus
Source JOURNAL OF COASTAL RESEARCH
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Monanthochloe littoralis; shoregrass; morphology; geographical distribution; habitats; reproduction; economic importance
Keywords Plus ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE; SALT-MARSH; PADRE ISLAND; BAJA-CALIFORNIA; TIJUANA ESTUARY; VEGETATION; NORTH; TEXAS; REGION; MEXICO
Abstract Distichlis littoralis (Engelm.) H.L. Bell & Columbus = Monanthochloe littoralis Engelm. is a New World temperate- and subtropical-zone perennial grass that is an important species in hypersaline coastal landscapes. Also known as shoregrass, it tolerates salinities twice that of seawater. It occurs in soils low in organic matter and deficient in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Dense, monotypic populations of D. littoralis eliminate nearly all competing annuals in harsh coastal habitats. Distichlis littoralis provides limited cover and limited nutrition for resident and migratory birds.
Author Address [Lonard, Robert I.; Judd, Frank W.] Univ Texas Pan Amer, Dept Biol, Edinburg, TX 78539 USA; [Stalter, Richard] St Johns Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Queens, NY 11439 USA[Lonard, Robert I.; Judd, Frank W.] Univ Texas Pan Amer, Dept Biol, Edinburg, TX 78539 USA; [Stalter, Richard] St Johns Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Queens, NY 11439 USA
Reprint Address Lonard, RI (reprint author), Univ Texas Pan Amer, Dept Biol, Edinburg, TX 78539 USA.
E-mail Address rlonard@utpa.edurlonard@utpa.edu
Publisher COASTAL EDUCATION & RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Publisher City LAWRENCE
Publisher Address 810 EAST 10TH STREET, LAWRENCE, KS 66044 USA
ISSN 0749-0208
29-Character Source Abbreviation J COASTAL RES
ISO Source Abbreviation J. Coast. Res.
Publication Date JAN
Year Published 2014
Volume 30
Issue 1
Beginning Page 199
Ending Page 204
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00033.1
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Environmental Sciences; Geography, Physical; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Subject Category Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Physical Geography; Geology
Document Delivery Number AA3UR
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000331020700019
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