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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 667-673
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.667.673
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Some Native Plants for Erosion Control Efforts in Coruh River Valley, Artvin, Turkey

Askin Gokturk, Zafer Olmez and Fatih Temel

There are many native shrub and tree species in the Coruh River Valley (Artvin) and the soil erosion has been going on seriously in the region. It is necessary to maintain ecological balance between soil and vegetation in this region where the terrain is very steep and rugged; thus, subject to significant soil erosion. Many native plants distributed in a wide range in the region. Some of these are Acer divergens Pax. var. divergens (Divergent maple), Arbutus andrachne L. (Hawthorn), Capparis ovata Desf. (Caper), Cistus creticus L. (Rock rose), Colutea armena Bois & Huet. (Bladder-senna), Cotinus coggyria Scop: (Common smoketree), Cotoneaster nummularia Fisch and Mey. (Cotoneaster), Crataegus L. (Grecian strawberry tree), Eleagnus angustifolia L. (Russian olive), Ephedra major Host. (Ephedrine, Ma Huang), Jasminum fruticans L. (Wild Jasmine), Juniperus L. (Juniper), Paliurus spina-christii Mill. (Christ`s thorn), Punica granatum L. (Pomegranate), Pyracantha coccinea Roem. (Firethorn), Quercus petrea Lieb. subsp. iberica (Sessile Oak), Rhus coriaria L. (Elm-leaved sumac) and Zizyphus jujuba Mill. (Common jujube). This species are important seed and seedling material sources for erosion control efforts in the region.
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Askin Gokturk, Zafer Olmez and Fatih Temel, 2006. Some Native Plants for Erosion Control Efforts in Coruh River Valley, Artvin, Turkey. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 9: 667-673.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.667.673






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