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Useful Tropical Plants

Einadia nutans

(R.Br.) A.J.Scott

Amaranthaceae

+ Synonyms

Chenopodium triangulare convolvulinum Murr.

Einadia linifolia (R.Br.) Raf.

Rhagodia chenopodioides Moq.

Rhagodia linifolia R.Br.

Rhagodia nutans R.Br.

Common Name: Climbing Saltbush

Einadia nutans
Ripe fruits
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General Information

Climbing saltbush is a perennial plant that produces prostrate or twining, either herbaceous or woody stems up to 60cm long.
The edible leaves and fruits are sometimes gathered from the wild for local use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
,
285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants

Range

Australia - Tasmania and all mainland States.

Habitat

Low stony hills and saline areas in red sand and clay soils[
285
Title
Florabase
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database of Western Australian plants
]. Heavy soils[
265
Title
Flora of the Sydney Region
Publication
 
Author
Carolin. R. & Tindale. M.
Publisher
Reed. Australia.
Year
1993
ISBN
0730104001
Description
Concise flora with little beyond an extensive key, species descriptions, very brief habitat description.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.20 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Found mainly in warm temperate to subtropical climates, the plant also grows in the tropics.
Requires a sunny position and a well-drained soil.

Edible Uses

Young leaves - cooked. A salty and slightly bitter flavour[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Fruit - raw or cooked. They are very small and fiddly to harvest with very little flavour[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination should take place within a week, prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out after the last expected frosts.

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