Biiurgun

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Biiurgun

 

(Anabasis salsa), a semishrub 5–25 cm high of the family Chenopodiaceae, one of the species of anabasis. It is very widely distributed in the USSR in saline soils in semideserts and deserts from southern Saratov Oblast to Mongolia, occupying large areas in many places. It is an important fodder crop, especially for camels.

REFERENCE

Kormovye rasteniia senokosov ipastbishch SSSR, vol. 2. Edited by I. V. Larin. Moscow-Leningrad, 1951.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.