salt resistant plant

Your Name Here you at williams.edu
Fri Oct 27 15:46:47 EST 1995


In article <46l57i$fao at Trex.IenD.wau.nl>, 
Maarten.vanhelden at medew.ento.wau.nl (Maarten van Helden) says:
>
>In article <46ep4e$iqt at granite.sentex.net>, pbs at sentex.net says...
>>
>>Boy I hope I've posted this in the right area.
>>
>>I'm looking for info (for my grandfather) on a salt resistant plant 
that 
>>he thinks is called either salicornea or salicardon. (The old boy is 
>>getting on...)
>>
>>He saw it referred to in an article that quoted its' source as Aramco 
>>World. Apparently Aramco (ARab AMerican oil COmpany) is developing 
this, 
>>and wrote it up in there in house newsletter.
>>
>>Any assistance would be appreciated.
>>
>
>You are probably talking about Salicornia europaea or a related species. 
This 
>is a european species, there probably are also some others. It is one of 
the 
>first plants to appear on banks which are no longer covered by salt 
water. It 
>can also be eaten but it is rather salty. 
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