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The Florestic Investigation of the Shalam Watershed in Manesht and Ghalarang Protected Area (Zagros Mountains, Ilam Province, Iran). Quarterly Journal of Science Kharazmi University. 2011; 11 (1) :69-84
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Manesht and Ghalarang protected region with an area of 29146 hectares (ha) is located in the north part of Ilam province, between 33°34'27" and 33°48'32" northern latitudes and 46°20'31" and 46°38'45" eastern longitudes. The altitude of the area ranges from 1105 to 2650 m. The total annual rain is 536.2 mm and the median annual temperature is 17.43 °C. Manesht and Ghalarang protected area is a mountainous area of Zagros Range Mountains. According to the studies done, Manesht and Ghalarang protected area comprise of seven watersheds. In this study, the flora of Shalam watershed with an area of 4467 ha, has been studied. Totally, 221 taxa (species, subspecies and variety) were collected that belong to 219 species, 150 genera and 46 families. Results showed that from 219 species are known in this area 29 monocotyledones and 190 dicotyledones were determined. Asteraceae with 35, Fabaceae and Lamiaceae with 19, and Brassicaceae and Poaceae with 17 species were the families with the highest number of species. Throphyta 44.80%, Hemicryptophyta 32.58%, Geophyta 11.76%, Phanerophyta 6.33% and Chamaephyta 3.17% are the life forms in the area. The most extended chorotype with 141 taxa (63.80%) is related to Irano-Turanian region
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Published: 2011/10/15

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