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Publication Type J
Authors Eldemerdash, M. A., M. A. Zahran and M. S. Serag
Title On the Ecology of the Deltaic Mediterranean Coastal Land, Egypt .3. The Habitat of Salt Marshes of Damietta - Port-Said Coastal Region
Source Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research
Abstract The present study provides estimates of the vegetation structure and its plant communities in the coastal salt marshes between Damietta and Port Said, to determine the factor or factors controlling the species distribution and to correlate the vegetational gradients with the edaphic factors. Five major communities constitute the major part of the natural vegetation of the study area and are dominated by five perennials: Zygophyllum acgyptium A. Hosny, Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (Moric.) Moris and Delmonte, Halocnemum strobilaceum (Pallas) M. Bieb., Juncus acutus L. and Juncus rigidus Desf. Therophytes are the most frequent life-form in these communities. The results of this study confirm the presence of a Mediterranean floristic territory in Egypt. Analysis of the correlation between the vegetational gradients and the edaphic factors shows that calcium carbonate, organic carbon, sulfate, bicarbonate and potassium are the main operating edaphic factors in this habitat.
Publication Date Dec
Year Published 1990
Volume 8
Issue 3
Beginning Page 103-119
Unique Article Identifier ISI:A1990EX42400009
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