Aeluropus

Aeluropus

 

a genus of perennial halophytic grasses of the family Gramineae. The plants generally have creeping above-ground shoots with ascending or suberect stems. The inflorescence is a one-sided spicate panicle. The spikelets have four to 18 flowers and are laterally compressed. There are about five species, distributed in Southern Europe, Western Siberia, Western Asia, Middle Asia, Central Asia, India, and Africa. The USSR has three to five species, which grow in semidesert, desert, and steppe zones. They are found in solonchaks and saline meadows and along the shores of salt lakes. The best-known species is A. littoralis, which grows in the southern European USSR and in the Caucasus. A. intermedius is common in Middle Asia, and A. repens is widely distributed in the Caucasus, Middle Asia, and the southern part of Western Siberia. Aeluropus is eaten as pasture and hay by all agricultural animals, especially horses and cattle.

References in periodicals archive ?
Nitrogen and NaCl salinity effects on the growth and nutrient acquisition of the grasses Aeluropus littoralis, Catapodium rigidum, and Brachypodium distachyum.
An increase in the expression of ATP synthase was observed in wheat (Wang et al., 2008) and in C4 Aeluropus lagopoides (Poaceae) plants (Sobhanian et al., 2010).
Having studied Armenian cochineal, from its earliest extraction in the 7th century BC to its use in manuscripts, or "miniature paintings", to document Armenian culture and life, Cavusoglu makes fantastic use of the pigment that comes from a carminic acid found in the Ararat or Armenian cochineal insect living in the roots of the Aeluropus littoralis plant.
Quantitative gene expression analysis of some sodium ion transporters under salinity stress in Aeluropus littoralis.
The following grass and herb species can be considered as differential of the Tamaricetea arceuthoidis against the Nerio-Tamaricetea: Aeluropus lagopoides, A.
Wu, "Characterization and expression of a vacuolar [Na.sup.+]/[H.sup.+] antiporter gene from the monocot halophyte Aeluropus littoralis," Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, vol.
antiporter AtNHX1 Tobacco Vacuolar [Na.sup.+]/[H.sup.+] Aeluropus littoralis antiporter AlNHXI Brassica Vacuolar [Na.sup.+]/[H.sup.+] Arabidopsis thaliana L.
1 Aeluropus lagopoides(Linn) Trin .ex.Thw###Kalarghaa###Hemicryptophyte###Perennial###Common
The dune vegetation at Sandspit is dominated by Suaeda fruticosa Forssk, Salsola imbricata Forssk., Salvadorapersica Linn., Atriplex griffithii, Cressa cretica, Zygophyllum simplex Linn., and Ipomoea pescaprae as well as grasses such as Halopyrum mucronatum (Linn.) Stapf, Aeluropus lagopoides (Linn.) Trin., Urochondra setulosa (Trin) C.E.
Aeluropus lagopoides###Monsoon, Spring###Cattle, Sheep, Goat, Camel