Floristic and phytosociology of the psammophyle forest in three sectors of the coast of Uruguay, along the fluvio-marine gradient [Florística y fitosociología del bosque psamófilo en tres sectores de la costa de Uruguay, a lo largo del gradiente fluvio-marino]
Delfino L.,Museo y Jardin Botanico Prof. Atilio Lombardo |
Pineiro V.,Museo y Jardin Botanico Prof. Atilio Lombardo |
Mai P.,Museo y Jardin Botanico Prof. Atilio Lombardo |
Mourelle D.,Museo y Jardin Botanico Prof. Atilio Lombardo |
And 2 more authors.
Iheringia - Serie Botanica | Year: 2011
In this study was performed the floristic and phytosociological characterization of psammophyle forest formation in three sectors of the República Oriental del Uruguay coast: platense, transitional and atlantic. The structure of the arboreous and shrubby communities was analyzed in three patches per sector using the point-centered quarter method, with three transects in each one. In the floristic analysis 84 especies, belonging to 37 families and 68 genera were registered. Fabaceae, Asteraceae and Myrtaceae were the families with the largest number of species for each sector respectively. Scutia buxifolia Reissek is the species that characterizes the structure of the psammophyle forest communities along the river to sea gradient, also showing the highest values of Importance Value Index (IVI).