Taxonomic Study of Genus Atriplex spp. in Syrian Flora
Basem Al Samman*(1) Abdullah Abo-Zakham(2) and Yousef Wejhani(1)
Received: 24/05/2016 Accepted: 10/08/2016
In the course of an ongoing taxonomic study on the genus Atriplex, an extensive field trips has been carried out in Syria during the period 2009-2012. Eleven Atriplex species spread in 10 sites related to the Syrian governorates of Daraa, Hama, Homs, Deir Azzour, Hasaka, Aleppo and Lattakia were used in the study. These are: A.halimus, A.leucoclada, A.canescens, A.lentiformis, A.polycarpa, A.nummularia, A.glauca, A.hortensis, A.lindleyi, A.portulacoides,and A.hastata. As a result, a classification key was deduced according to more than 25 characterization indicators.
Key words: Flora, Atriplex L., Taxonomy, Characterization indicator, Syria.
Full paper in Arabic: Taxonomic Study of Genus Atriplex spp. in Syrian Flora