Egyptian Journal of Biology

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Flora of St Katherine Protectorate: key to families and genera

Wafaa Kamel, Magda Gazar, Samy Zalat, Francis Gilbert


An illustrated key to families and genera of the flora of the St Katherine Protectorate is provided to facilitate the identification of the unique flora of the area, based on five years of collecting mainly in the mountains and wadis surrounding the town of St Katherine. The key includes 43 families and 141 genera, the families represented by the largest numbers of genera in the Protectorate are: Compositae (15 genera), Gramineae (11), Labiatae (11), Leguminosae (10) and Boraginaceae (9).

KEY WORDS: plants, diversity, Sinai, Egypt

Egyptian Journal of Biology Vol.4 2002: 45-75

AJOL African Journals Online