The vegetation of the Maltese Islands /

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Author / Creator:Brullo, Salvatore, 1947-
Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2020.
Description:1 online resource (285 pages)
Series:Geobotany studies
Geobotany studies.
Subject:Plants -- Malta.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Brullo, Cristian.
Cambria, Salvatore.
Giusso del Galdo, Gianpietro.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:This book discusses the remarkable plant diversity of the Maltese Archipelago. Despite its relatively small area and long-term human exploitation, many different plant communities occur in this territory. The book presents phytosociological investigations, together with taxonomical studies, which have been conducted over more than forty years, highlighting the unique features of this central Mediterranean insular ecosystem. It also describes the phytosociological role played by several narrow endemic or phytogeographically relevant taxa and introduces many phytocoenoses exclusively growing in the archipelago. The study integrates the palaeogeographic issues linked to the ancient and intriguing history of the different civilizations that succeeded on the islands for thousands of years. The book also focuses on the N2000 habitats.
Other form:Print version: Brullo, Salvatore. Vegetation of the Maltese Islands. Cham : Springer, ©2020 9783030345242
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-34
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction.
  • Physiography.
  • History of the Flora and Vegetation.
  • Syntaxonomical Arrangment of Vegetation.
  • Woody Vegetation.
  • Chasmophilous Vegetation.
  • Rocky Coast Vegetation.
  • Psammophilous Vegetation.
  • Salt Marshes Vegetation.
  • Hygrophilous Vegetation.
  • Seagrass Vegetation.
  • Rocky Pool Vegetation.
  • Woody Riparian Vegetation.
  • Annual Xerophilous Vegetation.
  • Xerophilous Grasslands.
  • Chasmo-nitrophilous Vegetation.
  • Annual Halophilous Vegetation.
  • Ruderal Vegetation.
  • Weedy Commensal Vegetation.
  • Subnitrophilous Vegetation of Uncultivated Lands.
  • Syndinamic Considerations.
  • Maltese Habitat of Community Interest.