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Useful Tropical Plants

Halosarcia indica

(Willd.) P.G.Wilson

Amaranthaceae

+ Synonyms

Arthrocnemum indicum (Willd.) Moq.

Salicornia indica Willd.

Common Name: Glasswort

Halosarcia indica

General Information

Glasswort is a small, leafless, glabrous shrub, with prostrate main stem forming loose open mats and numerous ascending or erect lateral branches up to 30 cm long[
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The edible stems are harvested from the wild and used locally[
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Tropical coasts of the Indian Ocean from Africa through Asia to Australia.

Habitat

Salt marshes by the sea and mangrove swamps.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitShrub
Height0.40 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Edible Uses

After removing the woody and corky parts, young branches are eaten as a salad or cooked vegetable, particularly in times of food scarcity[
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Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
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Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
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Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
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299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
]. The young branches, pickled in vinegar, are used as a condiment[
299
Title
Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.prota.org
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line database with detailed information on over 3,200 species of useful plants of Africa.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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