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Authors Neffar, S; Chenchouni, H; Bachir, AS
Author Full Name Neffar, S.; Chenchouni, H.; Bachir, A. Si
Title Floristic composition and analysis of spontaneous vegetation of Sabkha Djendli in north-east Algeria
Source PLANT BIOSYSTEMS
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Algeria; biodiversity; distribution; flora; halophytes; Sabkha Djendli; wetland
Keywords Plus SALT-MARSHES; DIVERSITY; REGION; COMMUNITIES; HALOPHYTES; FLORA
Abstract We conducted a phyto-ecological analysis of the Sebkha Djendli located in the semi-arid lands of the north-eastern Algeria in order to contribute in the understanding of flora composition, diversity and factors controlling plant zonation. Eight plots, distributed on the cardinal and intercardinal points of the site, were sampled. A floristic analysis (species richness, life forms, spatial occurrence, plant cover rate and similarity) and an assessment of the effect of soil salinity and pH on the cover of dominant halophytes were performed. The results of the floristic approach showed the presence of 51 species belonging to 21 families and 45 genera. The most frequent biological types were therophytes (58%) followed by chamaephytes (18%). Vegetation cover rate ranged from 50% to 95%. The distribution of vegetation all around the edges of the Sabkha revealed the dominance of halophytic species belonging to the family Chenopodiaceae. The variation of total halophytic vegetation cover over all sampled plots seems to be affected neither by the distance from waterbody nor by plot orientation nor by the electrical conductivity and pH of soil.
Author Address [Neffar, S.; Chenchouni, H.] Univ Tebessa, Fac Exact Sci & Nat & Life Sci, Dept Nat & Life Sci, Tebessa 12002, Algeria; [Bachir, A. Si] Univ El Hadj Lakhdar, Fac Sci, Dept Sci Nat & Vie, Batna 05000, Algeria
Reprint Address Chenchouni, H (reprint author), Univ Tebessa, Fac Exact Sci & Nat & Life Sci, Dept Nat & Life Sci, Tebessa 12002, Algeria.
E-mail Address chenchouni@gmail.com
ORCID Number Si Bachir, Abdelkrim/0000-0001-8501-1830; Chenchouni, Haroun/0000-0001-9077-2706
Cited Reference Count 37
Times Cited 7
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 8
Publisher TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Publisher City ABINGDON
Publisher Address 2-4 PARK SQUARE, MILTON PARK, ABINGDON OR14 4RN, OXON, ENGLAND
ISSN 1126-3504
29-Character Source Abbreviation PLANT BIOSYST
ISO Source Abbreviation Plant Biosyst.
Year Published 2016
Volume 150
Issue 3
Beginning Page 396
Ending Page 403
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1080/11263504.2013.810181
Page Count 8
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number DN5NO
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000377116600006
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