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Title: Soil and Phytosociological Characterisation of Grasslands in the Western Mediterranean
Authors: Cano-Ortiz, Ana
Bioindi, Eduardo
Pinto-Gomes, Carlos
Del Río González, Sara
Cano, Eusebio
Keywords: Soil
Grassland
Community
Association
Issue Date: Oct-2014
Publisher: American Journal of Plant Sciences
Citation: Cano-Ortiz, A., Bioindi, E., Gomes, C.J.P., Del Río González, S. and Cano, E. (2014) Soil and Phytosociological Characterisation of Grasslands in the Western Mediterranean. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 3213-3240.
Abstract: A study was made of grasslands in olive groves with a high frequency of Hordeum leporinum Link, Chrysanthemum coronarium L., Malva neglecta Wallr., Aegilops geniculata Roth and Dasypyrum villosum (L.) Borbas, initially included in the alliance Hordeion leporini Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl., Gajewski, Wraber & Walas 1936 corr. O. Bolós 1962, and sub-alliance Malvenion neglectae Gutte 1966. The study was carried out in the western Mediterranean (Spain, Italy, Portugal and northern Morocco). The soil and phytosociological treatment of the samples contributes information for new plant communities. In the study of plant communities, the indices of degree of presence are adapted to those of Van der Maarel. The new alliance Securigero securidacae-Dasypyrion villosi is proposed for the sub-Mediterranean and Euro-Siberian territories, with the new communities Securigero securidacae-Dasypyretum villosi and Convolvulo elegantissimi-Aegilopetum geniculatae. This last community, due to its richness in Aegilops geniculata Roth, could be included in the alliance Taeniathero- Aegilopion geniculatae Rivas-Martínez & Izco 1977; however, the soil and statistical analyses reveal that it should remain part of the alliance Securigero securidacae-Dasypyrion villosi. The soil and floristic study of Hordeion leporini and Malvenion neglectae allows us to describe the new sub-alliance Resedo albae-Chrysanthemenion coronarii, subordinated to Malvion neglectae (Gutte 1966) status novo.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10174/13098
Type: article
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