Mycorrhisal Habit in the Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera Linn.)


THE date palm grows in Egypt in a great variety of soils and conditions. I have seen palms even growing on the seashore of the Gulf of Suez in places which are occasionally flooded with sea-water and where the pH of the soil ranges from 8 to 9. It was thought worth while to test the presence or absence of mycorrhiza in such a widely distributed plant. 
DOI: 10.1038/145782b0


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