Haloxylon salicornicum – Famine Foods

Haloxylon salicornicum


India (Rajasthan, western): seeds mixed with other grains for bread making; Jaisalmer, Rajputana): young branches (eaten ?).

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Bunge ex Boiss.
Punjabi, Rajputana / Rajasthan: Lana. Jhang, Punjab: Methar, Desi.
Chemical composition (after Hooper): Albumenoids = 11.12% (dry). Ash = 15.21% (dry). Nitrogen = 1.78% (dry). Phosphoric acid = 13% (dry). Silicates = .21% (dry). Soil types favored by plant (Western Rajasthan): saline, dune bases, saline depressions, riverbeds.

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