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Diversity and ecology of Pteridophytes in the Skikda region (North East Algeria)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biology, Badji Mokhtar University, Annabam-23000, Algeria
  • 2Department of Biology, Badji Mokhtar University, Annabam-23000, Algeria
  • 3Department of Biology, Badji Mokhtar University, Annabam-23000, Algeria
  • 4Ecology of terrestrial and aquatic systems laboratory, Badji Mokhtar University, Annaba-23000, Algeria
  • 5Department of Biology, Badji Mokhtar University, Annabam-23000, Algeria

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (3), Pages 42-47, March,10 (2017)


The relative diversity and ecology of ferns the region of Skikda (North-East Algeria) were studied with the aim of documenting the pteridophytic flora and habit in this area. We have identified 25 taxa, one of this list is new to the Numidia sector (Pteris vittata L.). This flora is dominated by the rosale Hemicryptophyte biological type with either 60%. On the biogeographic level, we have 8 dominant subcosmopolite species, representing 32% of the studied flora. The rare flora of the region is presented by 10 taxa, 7 species considered as rare to very rare. According to habitat types, the species can be classified into 4 groups: terrestrials (20 species), lithophytes (11 species), epiphytes (1species) and aquatic plants (1 species).


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