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Report for Cressa cretica L.

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Family Convolvulaceae
Genus Cressa
Species cretica
Author L.
Infraspecific subsp.
Infraspecfic Author
Pictures
Plant type
  • hydrohalophyte
Life form
  • Herbaceous perennialKhan, MA; Aziz, S (1998) Some aspects of salinity, plant density, and nutrient effects on Cressa cretica L.
Ecotypes unknown
Max. salinity
850 mMKhan, MA; Aziz, S (1998) Some aspects of salinity, plant density, and nutrient effects on Cressa cretica L.
Germination YesKhan, M. A., R. Ansari, B. Gul and W. Q. Li (2009) Dormancy and germination responses of halophyte seeds to the application of ethyleneMohammed, S. and D. N. Sen (1990) GERMINATION BEHAVIOR OF SOME HALOPHYTES IN INDIAN DESERT
Salt glands and bladders YesWeiglin, C. and E. Winter (1991) LEAF STRUCTURES OF XEROHALOPHYTES FROM AN EAST JORDANIAN SALT PAN
Photosynthesis Pathway C3Frey, W., H. Kurschner and W. Stichler (1985) PHOTOSYNTHETIC PATHWAYS AND ECOLOGICAL DISTRIBUTION OF HALOPHYTES FROM 4 LITTORAL SALT MARSHES (EGYPT SINAI, SAUDI-ARABIA, OMAN AND IRAN)
Molecular data
Microbial interactions and mycorrhizal status YesGashgari, R; Gherbawy, Y; Ameen, F; Alsharari, S (2016) Molecular Characterization and Analysis of Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytic Fungi From Medicinal Plants in Saudi Arabia
Bioremediation unknown
antioxidants
Secondary Metabolites
  • VariousHussain, S; Ahmed, E; Malik, A; Jabbar, A; Arshad, M (2005) Phytochemical studies on Cressa cretica
Compatible Solutes
Habitat
  • E6.2 Continental inland salt steppesNaz, N., M. Hameed, T. Nawaz, M. S. A. Ahmad and M. Ashraf (2013) Soil-Plant Relationships in the Arid Saline Desert of Cholistan
  • A2.5 Coastal saltmarshes and saline reedbedsGul, B., R. Ansari, T. J. Flowers and M. A. Khan (2013) Germination strategies of halophyte seeds under salinityMILENKO MILOVIC & LJERKA MARKOVIC (2003) CRESSA CRETICA L. (CONVOLVULACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CROATIA
Economic use
  • 1000.0 DOMESTIC PRODUCTSAbideen, Z; Qasim, M; Rizvi, RF; Gul, B; Ansari, R; Khan, MA (2015) Oilseed halophytes: a potential source of biodiesel using saline degraded lands
  • 7000.0 MEDICALHameed, M., M. Ashraf, F. Al-Quriany, T. Nawaz, M. S. A. Ahmad, A. Younis and N. Naz (2011) Medicinal flora of the Cholistan desert: a review
Distribution
Distribution (text)
  • Mediterranean region
  • Irano-Turanian region
  • Africa - east
  • Cholistan Desert, PakistanNaz, N., M. Hameed, T. Nawaz, M. S. A. Ahmad and M. Ashraf (2013) Soil-Plant Relationships in the Arid Saline Desert of Cholistan
  • Arabian Seacoast around Karachi, PakistanGul, B., R. Ansari, T. J. Flowers and M. A. Khan (2013) Germination strategies of halophyte seeds under salinity
  • Azraq located 80 km southeast Amman, JordanWeiglin, C. and E. Winter (1991) LEAF STRUCTURES OF XEROHALOPHYTES FROM AN EAST JORDANIAN SALT PAN
  • central part of the Adriatic Coast, CroatiaMILENKO MILOVIC & LJERKA MARKOVIC (2003) CRESSA CRETICA L. (CONVOLVULACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CROATIA
Miscellaneous notes Grows as an annual in CroatiaMILENKO MILOVIC & LJERKA MARKOVIC (2003) CRESSA CRETICA L. (CONVOLVULACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CROATIA
References

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