Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. a promising halophyte: cultivation, utilization and distribution in India

  title={Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. a promising halophyte: cultivation, utilization and distribution in India},
  author={Vinayak Haribhau Lokhande and Tukaram Dayaram Nikam and P Suprasanna},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
Seapurslane, Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. (Aizoaceae) is a pioneer, psammophytic facultative halophyte naturally growing in the subtropical, mediterranean, coastal and warmer zones of the world. The plant is utilized as a vegetable by the local peoples as well as forage for domestic animals in the coastal area. Environmentally, it is utilized for the bioreclamation of saline soil in the arid and semiarid regions and an alternative culture to problematic soils. The Sesuvium clones collected… CONTINUE READING
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