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Authors Jasprica, N., M. Milovic and M. Romic
Title PHYTOSOCIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY OF CRESSA CRETICA L. (CONVOLVULACEAE) ON THE EASTERN ADRIATIC COAST
Source Hacquetia
Abstract The present phytosociological study of the eastern Adriatic coastal salt-marsh at Blato, Croatia, is based on the Braun-Blanquet approach. Five plant associations were recorded in the area: juncetum maritimo-acuti,Puccinellio festuciformis-Sarcocornietum fruticosae, Scirpetum maritimi, Enteromorpho intestinalidis-Ruppietum maritimae and Cressetum creticae. The association Cressetum creticae was found for the first time in Croatia as well as on the eastern Adriatic coast. This therophytic and halo-nitrophilous association shows a monospecific or paucispecific character and occupies the most haline and the driest parts of the salt-marsh. The association develops during the summer on silty clay substrates with organic matter derived from the decay of plants of the neighboring communities. According to key soil factor analysis no differences of grain size of the soils among the associations were found, while regarding electrical conductivity, Cl- and Na+ concentrations were higher in the Cressetum creticae than in any of the others associations. The particular original features of the site regarding its flora and vegetation would justify some measures of protection and management.
Author Address Jasprica, Nenad; Univ Dubrovnik, Inst Marine and Coastal Res, POB 83, HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
ISSN 1581-4661
ISBN 1581-4661
Year Published 2015
Volume 14
Issue 2
Beginning Page 265-276
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1515/hacq-2015-0005
Unique Article Identifier BCI:BCI201500735650
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