Original paper

Flora and vegetation of Qara Oasis, Egypt

Abd El-Ghani, Monier M.

Phytocoenologia Band 21 Heft 1-2 (1992), p. 1 - 14

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published: Oct 27, 1992

DOI: 10.1127/phyto/21/1992/1

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The vegetation of Qara Oasis can be distinguished into 3 main ecosystems: (a) outskirting desert, (b) waste lands, and (c) farmlands. The outskirting desert habitat includes 4 belts (zones) with different width, the waste lands comprise vast areas that formerly were cultivated but now are salinized or desertified, and the farmlands, mainly represented by date-palm groves and small limited areas of crop fields. 32 species are recorded constituting the flora of the area; most of which are cosmopolitan, palaeotropical and pantropical taxa. The record of Potamogeton trichoides represents the extreme western distribution of the plant in Egypt.


outskirting desertwaste landsfarmlandsQara OasisEgypt