Nitraria

Nitraria

 

a genus of halophilic of the family Nitrariaceae (previously assigned to the family Zygophyllaceae). The sometimes thorny shrubs have alternate and entire fleshy leaves. The flowers, which are gathered in loose cymose inflorescences, are bisexual, pentamerous, and yellowish or white. The fruit is drupaceous and usually juicy. There are about ten species of Nitraria, distributed in Eurasia (in Europe, only in the southeast), northern Africa, and Australia. The USSR has four species. N. schoberi grows primarily in deserts and semideserts; it sometimes grows on salinated soils in steppes, forming pure thickets in some places. The fruits serve as feed for animals, including birds; they are sometimes used as human food. The ashes contain potash.

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Effect of salt stress on growth, water relations, solute composition and photosynthetic capacity of hero-halophyte Nitraria retusa (L.
Further, published data that salinity increases succulence and leaf thickness in plants like Cakile maritime [16], Nitraria retusa, and Atriplex halimus [10] Brassica napus L.
Thus dry hay yield per plant, and crude protein (CP), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), acid detergent lignin (ADL), dry matter digestibility (DMD), digestible energy (DE) and metabolizable energy (ME) of Salicornia europaea, Salsola dendroides, Salsola nitraria, Salsola oppositifolia, Suaeda microphylla, Suaeda altissima, Petrosimonia brachiata and Alhagi pseudalhagi in early vegetative and seed maturity stage were investigated in this study.
These sites in the wilderness were all at shrub-coppice dunes, which mainly consisted of drought resistant eremophytes such as Tamarix chinensis, Haloxylon ammodendron, Nitraria sibirica, and Calligonum mongolicum.
Nitraria billardieri * Owenia acidula * * Passiflora species * * * Persoonia spp.
On the river terraces and in the deltas, there is halophytic vegetation consisting mainly of annual chenopods (Salsola, Suaeda, Halogeton) or shrubby chenopods (Halostachys), the occasional specimen of zaisan (Haloxylon ammodendron), tamarisk, and Nitraria schoberi (Zygophyllaceae).
On west coast islands a good friend of the sea lion is Nitraria schoberi, a bushy shrub which grows to about 1.
Relationship between growth of nitraria schoberi and some Soil properties.
A study was carried out to investigate the relationship between growth of Nitraria schoberi and some soil properties in Segzi plain in the eastern of Isfahan province (center of Iran).
Very few desert plants bear edible berries--only Nitraria sibirica and N.