Phytolith analysis of the main species of Distichlis sp. (Chloridoideae: Poaceae) distributed in South America

@article{Zucol2019PhytolithAO,
  title={Phytolith analysis of the main species of Distichlis sp. (Chloridoideae: Poaceae) distributed in South America},
  author={Alejandro Fabi{\'a}n Zucol and Noelia Isabel Patterer and Eliana Moya and Mar{\'i}a Gabriela Fern{\'a}ndez Pepi},
  journal={Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology},
  year={2019}
}
Abstract The Saltgrasses are pioneer plants in the early stages of succession in saline soils and constitute particular zonal communities of low species variability. Phytolith assemblage analysis of these species allows a community type to be characterized that consists mainly of species with well-defined environmental adaptations, which are significant because of their paleoecological importance. The aim of the present study is to characterize phytolith assemblages of Distichlis species in… Expand
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