Accession Number : AD0284966

Title :   COASTAL PIONEER PLANTS AND HABITAT IN THE TAMPICO REGION, MEXICO

Corporate Author : COAST PRO-SEAL AND MFG CO LOS ANGELES CALIF

Personal Author(s) : POGGIE,JOHN J. JR.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Coastal pioneer plants of the sandy coast of Cabo Rojo, Veracruz, Mexico were studied in relation to their habitat. Field techniques consisted of plant collection, transect surveys and soil sample gathering. Laboratory work included plant identification, soil analyses and habitat data interpretation. Evidence from the two sections of Cabo Rojo indicates that areas exposed to strong winter winds are more suited to the growth of shrubs, and experience greater seasonal shifts in vegetation, than areas protected from these winds. Soil analyses indicate that the entire area is an edaphic desert, with no striking differences between the two sections of the cape. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CLIMATE, *PLANTS (BOTANY), ANALYSIS, DATA, MOISTURE, SOILS, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE