Ecology of the halophytic vegetation of Egypt

  • M. A. Zahran
Part of the Tasks for vegetation science book series (TAVS, volume 2)


Egypt is divided into seven phytogeographical regions, namely: Mediterranean, Red Sea, Nile Valley, Oases, Sinai, Desert and Gebel Elba (Hassib, 1951; Montasir, 1954). Each of these regions is characterized by various ecosystems, e.g. desert wadis, desert plateaus, gravel desert, mountains, sandy formations, salt marshes, etc. The environmental conditions that prevail in each region (climate, soil, geomorphology, underground water, etc.) limit the number and extent of its ecosystems. The salt marsh ecosystem, however, is present in almost all of the seven phytogeographical regions of Egypt.


Salt Marsh Community Type Western Desert Northern Lake Salt Marsh Habitat 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Zahran
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  1. 1.Botany Department, Faculty of ScienceMansoura UniversityMansouraEgypt

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