In this latter case, it is a nominalized adjective whose use is legitimate and frequent, following the tradition initiated by Parsons (1976), although Waterfall (1946) did use this term previously (along with gypsophilous and gypsophytes) as well.
With respect to percentages of gypsum collected from literature, it is clear that the 5% threshold lacks interest as is rarely near to the percentage of gypsum that supports predominantly gypsophilous vegetation, at least in Iberian Peninsula case.
Complexity of semiarid gypsophilous shrub communities mediates the AMF biodiversity at the plant species Level.
Assessing the diversity of AM fungi in arid gypsophilous plant communities.
The influence of gypsiferous substrata on bryophyte growth: are there obligatory gypsophilous bryophytes?
A new gypsophilous species of Chaenorhinum (Antirrhinaceae) from the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula.
Areas of endemism as a conservation criterion for Iberian gypsophilous flora: a multi-scale test using the NDM/VNDM program.
The distribution of Iberian gypsophilous flora as a criterion for conservation policy.
Preliminary checklist of the Italian gypsophilous flora.
These gypsic soils, especially in Iran and middle Asia, support a very distinctive vegetation, gypsophilous
vegetation, which consists largely of species belonging to the same families as dominate halophytes (Chenopodiaceae, Tamaricaceae, as well as Asteraceae and Plumbaginaceae).