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Systematics Section

Saadeddin, Raja [1].

An Illustrated Guide to Wild Plants from Karak Province and Some Areas in south Jordan.

Southern Jordan is rich in flora due to the great variations in habitat, which include mountain areas , characterized by a Mediterranean climate, with high rainfall and fertile soils; Dead Sea areas , which are depressions with very low altitudes, ditinguished by Sodanian or Tropical environmental conditions exhibit very high temperatures in summer, and medium in winter, that could be become below zero degrees in some seasons, with variable types of soil, from fertile to highly saline soils where salt tolerant plants (halophytes) grow heavily in salt marshes; and Desert areas, represents saharo arabian regions, with very hot summer, very cold winter and very low raifall. The vegetation is rich in many salt tolerant, and drought tolerant plants, including trees and shrubs as Atriplex. Also annual and perennial herbaceous plants, some of which are grazed by animals, while others are used as medicinal plants. These plants could be used in future as source of germ plasm for valuable salt and drought tolerant crops. During spring, a number of wild plants grow in different parts of southern Jordan were photographed by a cannon camera, either in their natural habitat or after they have been collected for the herbarium, while they were still fresh. Two hundred and twelve plants belong to 45 plant families and 147 genera were identified according to their morphological features and their medical uses have been recorded.

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Keywords:
Flora
Jordan
Halophytes
medicinal plants
wild plants
Karak
South Jordan.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 51
Location: Lindell A/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Time: 5:00 PM
Number: 51015
Abstract ID:149


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