Ammodendron

Ammodendron

 

a genus of deciduous trees and shrubs of the family Leguminosae. The plants range in height from 0.5 to 8 m. A dense, silky pubescence imparts a grayish green coloration to the leaves. The leaves are from 1 to 6 cm long and have one or two pairs of mainly linear bracts; they resemble thorns with petioles and stipules. The violet flowers are in many-flowered racemes. The elongated and winged beans are laterally compressed; they have one or two seeds and are indehiscent.

There are seven species of Ammodendron, distributed in Kazakhstan, Middle Asia, the southwestern part of Western Siberia, and northwestern China. Six species are found in the USSR: four grow in sandy soils, and two (A. argenteum and A. eichwaldii) grow on rocky and clayey slopes. The plants are used as fuel and for stabilizing loose barchans. The roots are used for dying fabric. The species A. conollyi and A. karelinii are raised as ornamentals.

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Developmental Genetic Mechanisms of C-4 Syndrome Based on Transcriptome Analysis of C-3 Cotyledons and C-4 Assimilating Shoots in Haloxylon ammodendron. Plos One, v.10, n.2.
The soil is an alkali soil with sparse Haloxylon ammodendron, Tamarix ramosissima, and Ceratocarpus arenarius growth, as shown in Figure 2.
Yan, "Photosynthetic characteristics of C4 desert plants Haloxylon ammodendron and Calligonum mongolicum under different water conditions," Acta Ecologica Sinica, vol.
Hosseini, "A comparison of distance samling methods in Saxaul (Halloxylon Ammodendron C.A.
Xiu-Wei, "Effect of different plant growth regulators on transplanting survival ratio of haloxylon ammodendron seedling and parasitic ratio of cistanche deserticola," Journal of Chinese Medicinal Materials, vol.
Strategies for adaptation of Suaedaphysophora, Haloxylon ammodendron and Haloxylon persicum to a saline environment during seed germination stage.
Key Words: Haloxylon ammodendron, Haloxylon aphyllum, Haloxylon articulatum, Haloxylon griffithii, Haloxylon persicum, Haloxylon recurvum, Haloxylon salicornicum, Haloxylon schmittianum Pomel, Haloxylon scoparium.
The most common tree in the reserve is Haloxylon ammodendron, and the typical shrubs are Anabasis salsa, Atraphaxis frutescens, Calligonum mongolicum, Ceratocarpus arenarius, Ceratoides latens, and Reaumuria soongorica.
Evaluation relationship the growth of Haloxylon ammodendron C.A.
shrubs, trees, and in the swales where humidity is higher, the shrubs Haloxylon persicum, Ephedra strobillata, Ammodendron sp., and Tamarix sp.