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Floristic composition of the halophilic and salt-resistant plant population in Hammam-Boughrara (Oran-Algeria)

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This phyto-ecological study is on halophilic and salt-resistant vegetation of Oran region. The semiarid and sometimes arid climate has been defined and confirmed from a bioclimatic point of view. The pedological approach used shows a soil with sandy to silty-sandy texture, favoring regression of the vegetation and a halophilic vegetation set up. In this study, we analyze the floristic composition of the northern region of Hammam Boughrara using multiple floristic surveys conducted at three stations along the Tafna wadi. Dominated by Mediterranean and Saharo-Sindian elements, the relatively poor flora (88 species in total) is biologically characterized by a clear dominance of therophytes (>33%) and chamaephytes (>19%) to the detriment of phanerophytes.

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Sari-Ali, A. , Benabadji, N. and Bouazza, M. (2012) Floristic composition of the halophilic and salt-resistant plant population in Hammam-Boughrara (Oran-Algeria). Open Journal of Ecology, 2, 96-108. doi: 10.4236/oje.2012.22012.

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