Adaptation of some plant communities in and Halophytes in East Libya Xerophytes


  • Ederees H. Atet Allah Department of Botany - College of Science - Omar Al-Mukhtar University
  • Mikhail Y. Alfitory Soil and Water Department, College of Agriculture, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, p. B. 919, Al-Bayda - Libya.
  • Saleh A. Khaled Department of Botany, College of Science, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, p. B. 919, Al-Bayda - Libya.
  • Saeed K. Mohammed Department of Botany, College of Science, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, p. B. 919, Al-Bayda - Libya.
  • Ahmad A. Hasan Department of Botany, College of Science, Omar Al-Mukhtar University, p. B. 919, Al-Bayda - Libya.



Adaptation, plant communities, Halophytes, East Libya, Xerophytes


The diversity of plant communities in two extreme ecological areas namely: Ardisols (El-Mekhely) and salt affected soil (Sabkha-Benghazi) was studied during the rain season. The Ardisols was characterized by low electrical conductivity, and total soluble salts as well as little water availability in comparison to salt affected soils. About xerophytes, ten species were adapted in Ardisols of which: Zilla spinos, Lycium euroeabaeum, Carrichtera malacoide, Aizoon hispunieum, Emax spinosus, Sisymbrium irio, Fagonia cretica, Capparis spinosa, Euphorbia carnuta. On the other hand, twelve species were adapted in salt affected soils, six of them belonging to family Chenopodiaceae; Halocnemun strobilaceum, Arthronemon glancum, Atriplex glancum, Halopopli amplexicaulics, Salicornia fruticosa, Suaeda pruinosa, well known family for its capacity as a tolerance to salt environments. Moreever, the rest families represented as one species each.


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Atet Allah, E. H., Alfitory, M. Y., Khaled, S. A., Mohammed , S. K., & Hasan, A. A. (2007). Adaptation of some plant communities in and Halophytes in East Libya Xerophytes. Al-Mukhtar Journal of Sciences, 16(1), 69–81.



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