Phytosociology with Other Characteristic Biologically and Ecologically of Plant in Palestine


Idna, Hebron area, Palestine was subject to phytosociological study through the period from March to May 2013; this area has a characteristic dry, arid, semi-arid and very little of sub-humid and locates between Mediterranean, Negev and Sinai regions. We took 237 samples of different species plants from Idna village; the absence of phytosociological studies on the area led us to run a statistical treatment on the 237 woody plant inventories. Moreover, the inventories were made following Braun-Blanquet 1979; we transformed the Braun-Blanquet species abundance-dominance values into those of Van der Maarel 1979. In the statistical treatment we obtained two large groups in the cluster: group (A), representing forests, copses and high shrublands influenced by climate (climatophilous); and group (B), representing Tamarix copses which are influenced by edaphohygrophilic. Working a great interest for Palestine. Due to the lack of phytosociological studies in this country. For the first time gets to sample and characterize the phytosociological methodology woody plant communities. The objective of this study is to obtain bioclimatic indicators to trigger sustainable agricultural development. We propose eight association plant communities such as ASL1 = association of woody plants (association one)Pistacio palaestinae-Quercetum lokii; ASL2Capparido sinaicae-Ceratonietum siliquae; ASL3Cerasus microcarpae-Quercetum ithaburensis; ASL4Pyro siriacae-Abietetum cilicicae; ASL5Abio ciliciae-Ceratonietum siliquae; ASL6Periploco aphylli-Pinetum halepensis; ASL7Cytisopsis pseudocytiso-Tamaricetum tetragynae; ASL8—Crataego sinaicae-Tamaricetum jordanii.

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Ighbareyeh, J. , Cano-Ortiz, A. , Suliemieh, A. , Ighbareyeh, M. and Cano, E. (2014) Phytosociology with Other Characteristic Biologically and Ecologically of Plant in Palestine. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 3104-3118. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2014.520327.

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