AMMOIDES VERTICILLATA (BROT.) BREISTR. AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANT ENDANGERED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF TLEMCEN (WESTERN ALGERIA)

M. Felidj, M. Bouazza, T. Ferouani
The diversity in the Algerian climate (Mediterranean, and arid) and its soil, allows this country to have diverse botanical, medicinal and aromatic plants, most of which exist in the wild state. The recovery of these medicinal and aromatic plants remains an area of great importance for the country, because the national floristic community is a useful source of natural product with high added value.
The study of Ammoides verticillata (Brot.) Breistr. at the National Park of Tlemcen, Western Algeria, allowed us to recognize its regressive evolution in time and space. It’s an aromatic and medicinal species used by local population and is endangered because of human actions, criminal levies, lawless and thoughtless use of this species and the climate changes.
Felidj, M., Bouazza, M. and Ferouani, T. (2013). AMMOIDES VERTICILLATA (BROT.) BREISTR. AROMATIC AND MEDICINAL PLANT ENDANGERED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF TLEMCEN (WESTERN ALGERIA). Acta Hortic. 997, 25-32
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.997.2
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.997.2
endemism, floristic community, national park, plant dynamic
English

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