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anabasis aphylla - L.

Common Name
Family Chenopodiaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Gobi desert, inter-dunes, gravelly alluvial fans, sometimes on arid slopes[266].
Range Europe - Russia to Siberia and northern China.
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Weed Potential No
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Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
anabasis aphylla


anabasis aphylla

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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anabasis aphylla is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from August to September, and the seeds ripen in October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Miscellany

The plant is used medicinally[266]. No more information is given.

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Other Uses

Insecticide  Miscellany  Soil stabilization

The annual branches contain the alkaloid anabasine (C10H14N2), a botanical insecticide[266]. The plant is used for stabilizing sand dunes[266].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native habitat it is likely to succeed at least in the milder parts of the country, particularly the drier areas[K]. It is likely to prefer a well-drained soil and a sunny position[K].

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Propagation

Seed -

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Anabasis aphylla Perennial0.3 -  LMHNDM01 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Botanical References

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Readers comment

will   Tue Feb 19 2008

This plant is called "itsigek" in Kazakh and Uzbek, since dogs pee on them (no fire hydrants?).

Dr Gholamreza Naderi   Wed Jul 23 2008

It is very common in central IRAN too, its seed is very goog resource for rodents feeding. Any question: please contact with ghnadery@yahoo.com

Victor Stoyko   Tue Dec 23 2008

Chemdel Lab anabasine and lupinine supplier

   Jul 24 2013 12:00AM

This plant can be found in the east north of Iran in Bojnord between Dasht and Bidak village at altitude 1100 m.

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