Included here is the southeastern part of the Arabian Peninsula including Oman and the eastermost parts of the United Arab Emirates.

Omanian Halophytic (Salt-Tolerant) Vegetation

This includes vegetation of saline plains, saltpans and sabkhas, but not coastal saltmarsh. However, a number of inland halophytic assemblages overlap with the less saline coastal habitats forming mosaics of in which both inland and coastal halophytes occur. Inland stands are often dominated by Suaeda fruticosa, whereas on the Barr al Hikman Peninsula the large sabkha is dominated by Atriplex farinosa and the endemic Suaeda moschata (Chenopodiaceae), but these are replaced by monospecific stands of Arthrocnemum macrostachys where loamy soils predominated. Saltpans, on the other hand, are typically fringed with Halopeplis.


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