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Report for Frankenia thymifolia Desf.

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Family Frankeniaceae
Genus Frankenia
Species thymifolia
Author Desf.
Infraspecific subsp.
Infraspecfic Author
Pictures
Plant type
  • xerohalophyte
Life form
  • Herbaceous perennial
Ecotypes unknown
Max. salinity
Germination YesCanadas, EM; Ballesteros, M; Foronda, A; Navarro, FB; Jimenez, MN; Lorite, J (2015) Enhancing seedling production of native species to restore gypsum habitats
Salt glands and bladders YesMarius-Nicuşor Grigore, Constantin Toma (2010) Salt-secreting structures of Halophytes. An integrative approach (in Romanian)
Previously was: unknown
Photosynthesis Pathway C3?
Molecular data
Microbial interactions and mycorrhizal status unknown
Bioremediation YesGalfati, I; Bilal, E; Sassi, AB; Abdallah, H; Zaier, A (2011) ACCUMULATION OF HEAVY METALS IN NATIVE PLANTS GROWING NEAR THE PHOSPHATE TREATMENT INDUSTRY, TUNISIA
antioxidants
  • PolyphenolsBen Mansour, R; Ksouri, WM; Cluzet, S; Krisa, S; Richard, T; Ksouri, R (2016) Assessment of Antioxidant Activity and Neuroprotective Capacity on PC12 Cell Line of Frankenia thymifolia and Related Phenolic LC-MS/MS IdentificationWided, M. K., C. Feten, M. Rawya, M. Feten, Z. Yosr, T. Nejla, K. Riadh, N. Emira and A. Chedly (2011) Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Frankenia thymifolia Desf. fractions and their related biomolecules identification by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Secondary Metabolites
  • Aromatic compoundsHarkat, H; Haba, H; Marcourt, L; Long, C; Benkhaled, M (2007) An unusual lignan sulfate and aromatic compounds from Frankenia thymifolia Desf.
Compatible Solutes
Habitat
Economic use
  • 7000.0 MEDICALBen Mansour, R; Ksouri, WM; Cluzet, S; Krisa, S; Richard, T; Ksouri, R (2016) Assessment of Antioxidant Activity and Neuroprotective Capacity on PC12 Cell Line of Frankenia thymifolia and Related Phenolic LC-MS/MS IdentificationWided, M. K., C. Feten, M. Rawya, M. Feten, Z. Yosr, T. Nejla, K. Riadh, N. Emira and A. Chedly (2011) Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Frankenia thymifolia Desf. fractions and their related biomolecules identification by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Distribution
Distribution (text)
  • TunisiaGalfati, I; Bilal, E; Sassi, AB; Abdallah, H; Zaier, A (2011) ACCUMULATION OF HEAVY METALS IN NATIVE PLANTS GROWING NEAR THE PHOSPHATE TREATMENT INDUSTRY, TUNISIA
  • Mediterranean region - west
Miscellaneous notes No evidence of level of salt tolerance but retained because of introduction in Wided et al 2011. Is included by Le Houerou (1994); is a gypsophilous species. Synonym of Frankenia reuteriCanadas, EM; Ballesteros, M; Foronda, A; Navarro, FB; Jimenez, MN; Lorite, J (2015) Enhancing seedling production of native species to restore gypsum habitatsLe Houerou, H. N. (1994) Halophytes as a resource for livestock and for rehabilitation of degraded landsWided, M. K., C. Feten, M. Rawya, M. Feten, Z. Yosr, T. Nejla, K. Riadh, N. Emira and A. Chedly (2011) Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Frankenia thymifolia Desf. fractions and their related biomolecules identification by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
Previously was: No evidence of level of salt tolerance but retained because of introduction in Wided et al 2011. Is included by Le Houerou (1994); is a gypsophilous species.
References

Last Records approved
Submitted by T J Flowers
Dec 13th 2019, 9:25 pm

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Dec 12th 2019, 9:42 pm

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Dec 12th 2019, 9:33 pm

Approved by T J Flowers
Dec 12th 2019, 9:33 pm
Submitted by Mohammed Al-azzawi
Dec 7th 2019, 6:35 am

Approved by T J Flowers
Dec 7th 2019, 9:40 am
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