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Publication Type J
Authors Zahran, M. A., M. I. Soliman and M. S. Serag
Title ANALYSIS OF HABITATS AND ANATOMY OF JUNCUS-SUBULATUS FORSSK, DELTAIC MEDITERRANEAN COAST, EGYPT
Source Arab Gulf Journal of Scientific Research
Abstract Juncus subulatus is a salt tolerant rush growing in the coastal and inland salt affected wetlands of Egypt. Its dense growth usually occurs in the wetlands associated with the northern deltaic lakes of Egypt. The floristic composition and vegetative yield of Juncus subulatus community were studied in eight sites of the deltaic Mediterranean coastal belt of Egypt. The associate species are mainly halophytes and helophytes. The means of moisture content, fresh weight and dry weight of Juncus subulatus culms were: 70%, 351 gm/m2 and 102 gm/m2 respectively. The anatomical studies show that these culms contain highly developed chlorenchyma tissues and the sclerenchyma are absent except in the vascular bundles. Sclereides and calcium oxalate were not detected. This may explain that J. subulatus. unlike Juncus rigidus and Juncus acutus. is not a fibre producing rush but it may be proposed as a fodder halophyte for domestic animals.
Author Address ZAHRAN, MA (reprint author), MANSOURA UNIV,FAC SCI,DEPT BOT,MANSOURA,EGYPT
ISSN 1015-4442
ISBN 1015-4442
29-Character Source Abbreviation Arab Gulf J. Sci. Res.
Publication Date Aug
Year Published 1994
Volume 12
Issue 2
Beginning Page 301-319
Unique Article Identifier WOS:A1994PB42100008
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