Botanical description

Atriplex halimus is a mid-sized, bushy, evergreen shrub with grey-green ovate leaves. Its flowers, if procuded are very small and borne in terminal clusters.

Uses

Toxic parts

No member of this genus contains any toxins, all have more or less edible leaves. However, if grown with artificial fertilizers, they may concentrate harmful amounts of nitrates in their leaves.

Edible uses

Notes

A famine food according to one report[4], but has been found to be a very useful plant in forest gardens[9].

Leaves

Seeds

Sap

Material uses

Plant

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

Shoots

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Shrub

Ecological Functions

Hedge

The plant makes a superb wind-resistant low-growing hedge that can be allowed to grow untrimmed or can be trimmed[5].

Windbreak

It is especially valuable in maritime areas, succeeding right on the coast, though can also be used inland. The plant is extremely tolerant of pruning and can regrow even when cut back into old wood[5]

Soil Desalinator

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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Cultivation

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Crops

Leaves

Harvest

The leaves can be used at any time of the year though winter harvesting must be light because the plant is not growing much at this time.

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Atriplex halimus.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Atriplex halimus
Genus
Atriplex
Family
Chenopodiaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
8
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
no shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Salinity
  • Drought
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
2 x 3 metres
Fertility
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? Hedrick. U. P. Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World. Dover Publications ISBN 0-486-20459-6 (32202/01/01)
  2. ? 2.02.1 Uphof. J. C. Th. Dictionary of Economic Plants. Weinheim (32202/01/01)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Usher. G. A Dictionary of Plants Used by Man. Constable ISBN 0094579202 (32202/01/01)
  4. ? 4.04.14.2 Kunkel. G. Plants for Human Consumption. Koeltz Scientific Books ISBN 3874292169 (32202/01/01)
  5. ? 5.05.15.25.3 Ken Fern www.pfaf.org Plants For a Future (2012/07/26)
  6. ? Harrington. H. D. Edible Native Plants of the Rocky Mountains. University of New Mexico Press ISBN 0-8623-0343-9 (32202/01/01)
  7. ? Facciola. S. Cornucopia - A Source Book of Edible Plants. Kampong Publications ISBN 0-9628087-0-9 (32202/01/01)
  8. ? Bown. D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. Dorling Kindersley, London. ISBN 0-7513-020-31 (32202/01/01)
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Article requires citationsNo +
Article requires cleanupNo +
Belongs to familyChenopodiaceae +
Belongs to genusAtriplex +
Functions asHedge +, Windbreak + and Soil Desalinator +
Has binomial nameAtriplex halimus +
Has common nameSaltbush + and Sea Orach +
Has cropLeaves +
Has drought toleranceTolerant +
Has edible partLeaves +, Seeds + and Sap +
Has edible useRaw +, Cooked + and Manna +
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Has fertility typeSelf fertile +
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Has growth rateModerate +
Has hardiness zone8 +
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Has lifecycle typePerennial +
Has material partPlant +
Has material useSoap making +
Has mature height2 +
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Has salinity toleranceTolerant +
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Has seed requiring scarificationNo +
Has seed requiring stratificationNo +
Has shade toleranceNo shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral +, Alkaline + and Very alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy + and Loamy +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
Has taxonomic rankSpecies +
Has taxonomy nameAtriplex halimus +
Has water requirementsmoderate +
Inhabits ecosystem nicheShrub +
Is deciduous or evergreenEvergreen +
Is herbaceous or woodyWoody +
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PFAF cultivation notes migratedYes +
PFAF edible use notes migratedNo +
PFAF material use notes migratedYes +
PFAF medicinal use notes migratedYes +
PFAF propagation notes migratedYes +
PFAF toxicity notes migratedNo +
Show on main page searchYes +
Tolerates air pollutionNo +
Tolerates maritime exposureYes +
Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
Tolerates windYes +
Uses mature size measurement unitMetres +
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