An Ecological Survey of Limoniastrum guyonianum: A Halophyte Native Tree in Arid Zones of Algeria

Chafi Mohammed El Habib, Selkh Chouaib, Bensoltane Ahmed
2017 Journal of Life Sciences  
In arid and semi-arid regions soil salinity is a constraint for the development of plants and a threat to balance food in these soils some species are threatened with extinction. Two natural constraints drought and salinity have altered the ecosystem stability, but it has always conditions more or less favorable to the existence of a spontaneous flora adapted to the climatic and edaphic stress. The aim of this study is to describe a halophyte native tree and its climatic and edaphic
more » ... edaphic requirements, it is a case of Limoniastrum guyonianum. According to this survey L. guyonianum, grows well under high temperature, insolation and evaporation and low rainfall and humidity. The species tolerate the soil basic pH, salinity, calcareous and do not need the organic matter and chlorure ions. There are some morphological adaptations in the L. guyonianium to the several conditions as the length of the root and cylindrical shapes of the leaves and their extraction of salt. An Ecological Survey of Limoniastrum guyonianum: A Halophyte Native Tree in Arid Zones of Algeria 336 Fig. 2 Visualization of the climatic parameters of Timimoun station. % Monthly variation in the humidity Timimoun during 10 years in%
doi:10.17265/1934-7391/2017.07.004 fatcat:mlfb5qvixfbnzmvfir6ats6ehi