Phytosociological studies on salty steppe communities of Central Anatolia, Turkey

Aydogdu M., Kurt L., Hamzaoglu E., Ketenoglu O., Cansaran A.

ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES, vol.52, no.1, pp.71-79, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The salty steppe vegetation of the Central Anatolian subregion of the Irano-Turanian phytogeographical region was examined synecologically and syntaxonomically. In the vegetation surrounding the salt lakes of this region, a new alliance Achilleo wilhelmsii-Artemision santonici and two new associations belonging to it were described. These syntaxa were attached to order Onobrychido armenae-Thymetalia leucostomi Akman, Ketenoglu, Quezel 1985, which characterizes the Central Anatolian steppes, and the classic Astragalo microcephali-Brometea tomentelli Quezel 1973, which includes a vast part of the Turkey's steppe vegetation.