Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:Hammada, S., Dakki, M., Ibn Tattou, M., Ouyahya, A., Fennane M.
Journal:Acta Botanica MalacitanaActa Botanica Malacitana
Keywords:Biodiversity, wetlands flora, rare flora, threatened flora, halophilous flora, Morocco

Analysis of the moroccan wetlands floristical diversity: rare, threatened and halophilous flora. The moroccan wetlands flora shows a great floristical richness of these ecosystems, estimated at more than 670 species and subspecies (83 families) which can be supplemented by at least 272 others taxa considered rather as terrestrials but can colonize periodically these biotopes. This flora shows a rate of endemism close to 6,5 %, but the most fact is the great proportion of rare or threatened taxa (estimated at 34%). The halophilous flora was a subjet of particular comment considering the prevalence of the salt biotopes in Morocco, either by the number or the extent of the sites. It counts 115 species and subspecies distributed among 20 families.

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