Flora of St Katherine Protectorate: key to families and genera

  • Wafaa Kamel Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
  • Magda Gazar Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
  • Samy Zalat Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt
  • Francis Gilbert School of Life and Environmental Science, Nottingham University, UK
Keywords: plants, diversity, Sinai, Egypt

Abstract

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
Published
2004-07-15
Section
Articles

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