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Outline of the Vegetation in Wadi Araba

M. Zohary
Journal of Ecology
Vol. 32, No. 2 (Feb., 1945), pp. 204-213
DOI: 10.2307/2256709
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2256709
Page Count: 10
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Outline of the Vegetation in Wadi Araba
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Abstract

1. The vegetation of Wadi Araba, a valley between the Dead Sea and the Red Sea, is herein described. This valley is remarkable for its abundant vegetation in comparison to other desert areas of similar climatical character. 2. Six different types of soil were found in this region, each with its own vegetation unit. 3. A preliminary account of the relations between soil and vegetation is given. 4. The mechanical composition, the salt and the water content of the soil have proved decisive factors on the character and composition of the vegetation. 5. The accompanying sketch map of vegetation and soils is a first attempt to provide cartographical information on the vegetation of the Nearer East. 6. The observations made on the comparatively rich halophytic vegetation may serve as a basis for future detailed ecological and phytosociological studies of this vegetation here as well as in other districts of the Dead Sea region and the Jordan Valley. 7. The occurrence of large areas inhabited by the well-known Central Asian `Saxaul forests' in the vicinity of the Red Sea is of great interest from the plant geographical and practical point of view.

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