Salicornia


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Salicornia

 

(glassworts), a genus of halophilic plants of the family Chenopodiaceae. These succulent, jointed annual or perennial herbs and shrubs have opposite branches and scalelike leaves. The flowers are usually gathered in threes and are embedded in the fleshy axis of the spicate inflorescence. The perianth is connate and fleshy.

There are about 35 species, distributed predominantly in warm-temperate, subtropical, and tropical zones. Three species are found in the USSR. S. europaea grows on the Baltic coast, in the central and southern zones of the European USSR, in the Caucasus, in Middle Asia, in southern Serbia, and in the Far East. It often forms a dense cover on moist solonchaks, solonchak shallows, seashores, solonchak meadows, and swamps. The plant is used as autumn-winter fodder for camels and sheep; in some places, for example, France, it is used as a seasoning or vegetable. The plant also serves as an insecticide, and its ashes contain potash.

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Fermentation of Salicornia herbacea and Houttuynia cordata (FSH): After collection Salicornia herbacea and Houttuynia cordata from Southern seashore area of Republic of Korea was dried and finely grinded for proper mixing.
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Use of cuttings is documented to work well for other species; cuttings of Salicornia pacifica, common pickleweed, for example, have been successfully propagated by Tree of Life Nursery in San Juan Capistrano, California.
And salicornia species, which can tolerate nearly twice the salinity of seawater, have enormous potential as a biofuel crop, with seeds containing high concentrations of oil.
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The study of species diversity in association of Gracilaria salicornia in northeast of Qeshm island.
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