Major Native Plant Species in Khanasser Area, Syria (Al-Hass and Shbeith Mountains). 2005.
Al-Oudat M., A. Khatib Salkini, and J. Tiedeman. viii + 147pp. ISBN: 92-9127-172-4
This publication describes the major plant species found in Al-Hass and Shbeith mountains, and part of the Khanasser Valley adjacent to the mountains in Syria. It is intended to help scientists and managers identify the plant species of the area and to understand the potential of natural vegetation. It will help them establish sustainable rangeland development strategies and to regain potential production of the vegetation. The publication contains information on 133 native species distributed in the area, including names, common characteristics, taxonomic description, and uses of each species. It is a product of collaboration between the Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and the Bonn University, Germany. It is recommended to students of biological sciences, rangelands and pastures specialists, and the general public.