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Title: The vegetation of Madeira: IV - Coastal Vegetation of Porto Santo Island (Archipelag of Madeira)
Authors: Capelo, J.
Costa, José C.
Jardim, Roberto
Sequeira, Miguel
Aguiar, Carlos
Espírito-Santo, Dalila
Lousã, Mário
Keywords: Coastal vegetation
Porto Santo Island
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Unidade de Silvicultura e Produtos Florestais
Citation: Jardim, R.; Sequeira, M.; Capelo, J.; Aguiar, C.; Costa, J.C.; Espírito-Santo, D.; Lousã, M. (2003) - The vegetation of Madeira: IV - Coastal Vegetation of Porto Santo Island (Archipelag of Madeira). Silva Lusitana. ISSN 0870-6352. 11:1, p. 116-120
Series/Report no.: 11;
Abstract: The littoral geomorphology of the Porto Santo Island is of paramount importance in the coastal phytocoenosis assemblage: the southern part of the island has an 8 km long sand beach with littoral sandstone platforms in its eastern extreme; sandstone or volcanic (mostly trachits) sea cliffs predominate in the rest of the island; in the northern part of the island, near the airport, there is an elevated dune (more than 150 m above sea level), related to an ancient island tilt. In the Porto Santo' s beach and cliff ecosystems, we found four new associations. All of them are finicolous associations in the context of their alliances, with low floristic diversity and presided by small area endemics.
Peer review: yes
ISSN: 0870-6352
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