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Publication Type J
Authors Kruger, HR; Peinemann, N
Author Full Name Kruger, HR; Peinemann, N
Title Coastal plain halophytes and their relation to soil ionic composition
Source VEGETATIO
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords SALT TOLERANCE
Keywords Plus SALT TOLERANCE
Abstract Halophytic coastal communities in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, were examined in relation to soil salinity along a transect from inland to the sea. The relationships between soil electrical conductivity and dominance-abundance values for different species were determined. The 'Chariaral' community with its most conspicuous species Geoffroea decorticans was present in soils with the lowest salinity levels in the area. Halophytic underbush develops at soil salinity values of intermediate soil electrical conductivity, the characteristic species being Cyclolepis genistoides, Atriplex undulata and Salicornia ambigua. Halophytic shrub-like steppe vegetation, dominated by Allenrolfea patagonica or Heterostachys ritteriana, is present in soils with high salinity. It is concluded that the ionic composition of plants was a stable characteristic for different species and did not vary with changes in soil salinity.
Reprint Address Kruger, HR (corresponding author), UNIV NACL SUR,RA-8000 BAHIA BLANCA,ARGENTINA.
Times Cited 22
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 28
Publisher KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL
Publisher City DORDRECHT
Publisher Address SPUIBOULEVARD 50, PO BOX 17, 3300 AA DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0042-3106
29-Character Source Abbreviation VEGETATIO
ISO Source Abbreviation Vegetatio
Publication Date FEB
Year Published 1996
Volume 122
Issue 2
Beginning Page 143
Ending Page 150
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/BF00044696
Page Count 8
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences; Ecology; Forestry
Subject Category Plant Sciences; Environmental Sciences & Ecology; Forestry
Document Delivery Number UE177
Unique Article Identifier WOS:A1996UE17700003
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