Biogeographical Distribution of Salt Marsh Halophytes on the Coasts of the Sonoran Desert

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Title:
Biogeographical Distribution of Salt Marsh Halophytes on the Coasts of the Sonoran Desert
Author:
Yensen, N. P.; Glenn, E. P.; Fontes, M. R.
Affiliation:
Environmental Research Laboratory, University of Arizona
Publisher:
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Journal:
Desert Plants
Rights:
Copyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.
Collection Information:
Desert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.
Issue Date:
1983
Abstract:
Twenty-four species of intertidal halophytes were recorded from 15 coastal salt marshes of the Sonoran desert. The Pacific salt marshes were found to be the most diverse, with 14.4 species per marsh, while the western Gulf of California had 8.9, and the eastern Gulf, 13.7. A low species diversity was found in the northwestern Gulf due to the absence of mid- and high-zoned halophytes. High-zoned species were geographically patchier on all coasts. The species formed three elevational groups within the intertidal zone: LOW: Spartina foliosa Trin, Distichlis palmeri (Vasey), Rhizophora mangle L., Laguncularia racemosa (L.), Avicennia gerimans (L.), Salicornia bigelovii Torr., S. europaea L., and Batis maritima L.; MID: Salicornia virginica L., Suaeda californica S. Wats., laumea carnosa (Less.), Sesuvium verrucosum Raf., Limonium californicum (Boiss.1 and Cressa truxillensis H.B.K.; HIGH: Salicornia subterminalis Parish, Allenrolfea occidentalis (S. Wats.), Frankenia grandifolia Cham. and Schlect, F. palmen S. Wats., Monanthochloe littoralis Engelm., Distichlis spicata (L.), Suaeda fruticosa (L.), Atriplex barclayana (Benth.), A. canescens (Pursh) and Sporobolus virginicus (L.). Thirty additional species were recorded in the supralittoral zone.
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0734-3434

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dc.contributor.authorYensen, N. P.en
dc.contributor.authorGlenn, E. P.en
dc.contributor.authorFontes, M. R.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-04T17:00:32Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-04T17:00:32Zen
dc.date.issued1983en
dc.identifier.issn0734-3434en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/552190en
dc.description.abstractTwenty-four species of intertidal halophytes were recorded from 15 coastal salt marshes of the Sonoran desert. The Pacific salt marshes were found to be the most diverse, with 14.4 species per marsh, while the western Gulf of California had 8.9, and the eastern Gulf, 13.7. A low species diversity was found in the northwestern Gulf due to the absence of mid- and high-zoned halophytes. High-zoned species were geographically patchier on all coasts. The species formed three elevational groups within the intertidal zone: LOW: Spartina foliosa Trin, Distichlis palmeri (Vasey), Rhizophora mangle L., Laguncularia racemosa (L.), Avicennia gerimans (L.), Salicornia bigelovii Torr., S. europaea L., and Batis maritima L.; MID: Salicornia virginica L., Suaeda californica S. Wats., laumea carnosa (Less.), Sesuvium verrucosum Raf., Limonium californicum (Boiss.1 and Cressa truxillensis H.B.K.; HIGH: Salicornia subterminalis Parish, Allenrolfea occidentalis (S. Wats.), Frankenia grandifolia Cham. and Schlect, F. palmen S. Wats., Monanthochloe littoralis Engelm., Distichlis spicata (L.), Suaeda fruticosa (L.), Atriplex barclayana (Benth.), A. canescens (Pursh) and Sporobolus virginicus (L.). Thirty additional species were recorded in the supralittoral zone.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)en
dc.rightsCopyright © Arizona Board of Regents. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.sourceCALS Publications Archive. The University of Arizona.en_US
dc.titleBiogeographical Distribution of Salt Marsh Halophytes on the Coasts of the Sonoran Deserten_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Research Laboratory, University of Arizonaen
dc.identifier.journalDesert Plantsen
dc.description.collectioninformationDesert Plants is published by The University of Arizona for the Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum. For more information about this unique botanical journal, please email the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Publications Office at pubs@cals.arizona.edu.en_US
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