A study of growing plants in oil spill locations in Shabwah Governorate in Yemen
University of Aden Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences,
Vol. 27 No. 1 (2023),
This study was conducted to confine the growing plants in oil spill locations in Shabwah Governorate in three valleys, viz., (Al- Bataneh, Lehyah, and Ghureir), in which oil spill blow-out from the oil pipeline extending from Ayyad, the oil field, to Nishaimah oil tanks, on the Arab Sea coast. 66 plant species belonging to 62 genera and 31 plant families were identified. The most widely spread was the Mimosaceae, which included 7 species. The distribution of the plants in the study areas was entirely diverse. In Wadi Al-Bataneh, for instance, there were 54 plant species (35 %), while in Wadi Lehyah there were 43 plant species (28 %), and finally in Wadi Ghureir there were 57 plant species (37%). The vegetation near distance affected with crude oil in all study area.The most common plant species are Acacia tortillis (Forssk.)Hayne ,Prosopis juliflora ,Tephrosia apollinea (del)link, Dipterygium glaucum Decne.
Shabwah Governorate, Oil Spill, Plant Family
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