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Title: Physico-chemical characteristics of soils inhabited by halophytes, Suaeda nudiflora Moq. amd Salicornia brachiata Roxb. in Gujarat
Authors: Joshi, A J
Iyengar, E R R
Issue Date: Jun-1982
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: S. nudiflora grows on loamy soils while Sa. brachiata grows on silty loam soils where pH varies from 7.4 to 8.3. Electrical conductivity values in S. nudiflora habitat range from 18.32 to 141.32 mmhos/cm whereas in Sa. brachiata habitat they vary from 43.82 to 216.59 mmhos/cm. Sodium and chloride ions are principal constituents of salinity followed by magnesium, calcium and potassium. Exchangeable sodium reaches 76 and 84% accompanied by high sodium absorption ratio in the 2 habitats. This study suggests that Sa. brachiata withstands high salt concentrations at all growth stages but for S. nudiflora less salinity is required for seed germination.
Page(s): 199-200
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.11(2) [June 1982]

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