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Authors Rathore, V. S., J. P. Singh and M. M. Roy
Title Haloxylon stocksii (Boiss.) Benth. et Hook. f., a promising halophyte: distribution, cultivation and utilization
Source Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Author Keywords Cultivation Distribution Haloxylon stocksii (H. recurvum) Saji Utilization cholistan desert recurvum pakistan salinity accumulation conservation germination sterols growth plants
Abstract Neglected and underutilized species often play a vital role in securing food and livestock feed, income generation and energy needs of rural population. In spite of their great potential little attention has been given to these species. Khar, Haloxylon stocksii (Boiss.) Benth. et Hook. f. (syn. Haloxylon recurvum sensu Bunge in Boiss.) (Chenopodiaceae) is a halophyte shrub naturally growing in the arid and semi-arid saline lands. The species has been used for making Saji and a number of other beneficial applications that include the use as fodder, folk medicine and plant ash as washing agent. Moreover the species is tolerant to environmental stresses, which make it suitable for cultivation in saline land of arid and semi-arid regions. One major factor hampering its successful improvement and promotion is the limited and scattered knowledge available on this species. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the importance of H. stocksii by presenting information on species' occurrence, ecology, uses, cultivation and ethnobotany to stimulate interest to promote its domestication and commercialization for regional and global markets.
Author Address [Rathore, V. S.] Cent Arid Zone Res Inst, Reg Res Stn, Bikaner 334004, India. [Singh, J. P.] Cent Arid Zone Res Inst, Reg Res Stn, Jaislmer 345001, India. [Roy, M. M.] Cent Arid Zone Res Inst, Jodhpur 342003, Rajasthan, India. Rathore, VS (reprint author), Cent Arid Zone Res Inst, Reg Res Stn, PO Bangla Nagar, Bikaner 334004, India. rathoreiari@yahoo.co.in; singh_jpbkn@yahoo.com; mmroyster@gmail.com
ISSN 0925-9864
ISBN 0925-9864
29-Character Source Abbreviation Genet. Resour. Crop Evol.
Publication Date Aug
Year Published 2012
Volume 59
Issue 6
Beginning Page 1213-1221
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/s10722-012-9843-5
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000306954800020
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