Title

A Review of the North American Halophyte Suaeda linearis (Ell.) Moq.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-23-2016

Abstract

Suaeda linearis (Ell.) Moq. is a New World temperate, subtropical, and tropical maritime species that typically occurs 1.0–1.5 m above the mean high tide mark. It is a facultative annual that occurs on saturated substrates consisting of unconsolidated sand, shell fragments, and slightly elevated saline clays and sandy clays. Also known as sea blite, it is found in salinity conditions ranging from 10 to 50 parts per thousand. Sexual reproduction is the only mechanism of reproduction. Seed production is prolific and seed banks are well-supplied with this species. Seeds are dimorphic, and germination is high in both full sun and in shaded conditions.

Comments

© 2016 Springer International Publishing Switzerland

Publication Title

Sabkha Ecosystems

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-27093-7_5

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