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Publication Type J
Authors Mirazai, N. A. and S. W. Breckle
Title STUDIES ON AFGHAN HALOPHYTES PART 1 SALT RELATIONSHIPS IN CHENOPODIACEAE OF NORTH AFGHANISTAN
Source Botanische Jahrbuecher fuer Systematik Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie
Abstract The ionic relations in Chenopodiaceae from the northern semi-desertic lowlands of Afghanistan were studied. Examples for vegetation types are given and ecological conditions are discussed. Salsola aperta Pauls apparently is new for Afghanistan. The number of species in that family as known from Afghanistan is now 135. The influence of the soil salt content on the occurrence of halophytic communities is obvious, but the leaf salt content of the palnts is rather independent from soil conditions. The ionic composition (Na+, K+, Cl-, SO42-) varies substantially among the 29 spp. of 18 genera [Aellenia subaphylla, Agriophyllum latifolium, Anabasis spp., Arthrophytum leptocladum, Atriplex spp., Ceratocarpus utriculosus, Gamanthus commixtus, Girgensohnia oppositiflora, Halimocnemis mollissima, Halocharis spp., Halocnemum strobilaceum, Halostachys caspica, Haloxylon persicum, Horaninowia ulcina, Londesia eriantha, Salsola spp., Seidlitzia rosmarinus and Suaeda spp.] investigated. It is possible to attribute the different species to certain types of halophytes according to their peculiarities of ion accumulation, but rather numerous species behave intermediately. A clearer and perhaps even systematically reliable picture may be drawn, when more species from other from other regions in Afghanistan are examined and compared.
ISSN 0006-8152
ISBN 0006-8152
Publication Date 1978
Year Published 1978
Volume 99
Issue 4
Beginning Page 565-578
Unique Article Identifier BCI:BCI197967008078
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