Halophytes and Soil Salinity in Qatar

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Author Abul Fatih, HA. [حسين علي ابوالفتح] en_US
Author Abdel Bari, E. M. en_US
Author Alsubaey, A. en_US
Author Ibrahim, Y. M. en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T15:24:00Z en_US
Publication Date 2002 en_US
Citation Qatar University Science Journal, 2002, Vol. 22, Pages 119-135. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/10002 en_US
Abstract Saline soils cover approximately 6% of the land in Qatar. Halophytes are common along the coastal areas and inland salt flats and wetlands, where saline water is available in their natural habitats permanently or periodically. The prevailing plants are mostly perennials including dwarf succulent shrubs (Anabasis setifera, Arthrocnemum glaucum, Atriplex leucoclada, Cornulaca aucheri, Halocnemum stro-bilaceum, Halopeplis perfoliata, Heliotropium bacciferum, Limonium axillare, Salicornia europaea, Salsola baryosma, Salsola cyclophylla, Salsola marina, Seidlitzia rosmarinus, Suaeda aegyptiaca, Suaeda vermiculata and Zygophyllum qatarense), followed by tussock forming grasses (Aeluropus lagopoides and Sporobolus spicatus), sedges (Cyperus conglomeratus and Sporobolus arabicus), reeds (Phragmites australis), annuals (Cressa cretica, Frankenia pulvurulenta and Zygophyllum simplex), and shrubs and trees {Avicennia marina, Phoenix dactylifera and Tamarix ramossissima). There are seven common halophytic communities found in Qatar: the inland wetland halophytes, the inland salt flat halophytes, the coastal mangrove halophytes, the coastal low marsh halophytes, the coastal high marsh halophytes, the coastal sandy shore halophytes and the coastal sandy-rocky shore halophytes. en_US
Abstract تحتل الأراضي المالحة حوالي 6% من مساحة قطر، وتنمو الكثير من النباتات الملحية على السواحل وداخل البلاد حيث تتوفر المياه المالحة بصسرة دائمة أو موقتة . وهشر النباتات لها أشكأل وأنماصد نمو متنوعة، أهمها الشجيرات القصيرة العصارية، والتي يعيش كل منها في بيثة ذات مواصفات خاصة :. ar
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Biology en_US
Subject بيولوجيا ar
Title Halophytes and Soil Salinity in Qatar en_US
Alternative Title النباتات الملحية وعلاقتها بملوحة التربة في قطر ar
Type Article en_US


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