Suaeda fruticosa   (L.) Forsk. ex Gmel.  (Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Chenopodiaceae

Description
Much branched shrub, growing up to 3 m tall along. Leaves variable, linear oblong, ellipsoid or obovate, obtuse at apex, narrowed at base. Flower hermaphrodite, axillary in position, 1-3 nate. Bracteole with toothed margins. Seed ovoid, black, compressed.

Flowering and fruiting: August-September (Andhra Pradesh).


Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Morad
• Luno
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer

Biogeography


• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Gujarat INDIA
• Gujarat, Purna Estuary (Lat: 20.88) (Long: 72.73) INDIA (Record: 2006-2008)
• Gujarat, Purna Estuary (Lat: 21.01) (Long: 72.91) INDIA (Record: 2006-2008)
• Gujarat, Great Rann of Kachchh INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajendra N and Sanjeevi SB (2004) Flowering plants and fern in mangrove ecosystems of India: An identification manual ENVIS centre, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India. 110 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • (1905) British Naturalists' Association Available at - http://www.bna-naturalists.org/
  • Bhatt, S; Shah, DG and Desai, N (2009) The mangrove diversity of Purna estuary, south Gujarat, India Tropical Ecology International Association for Ecology, Cambridge University Press. 50(2) 287-293 Available at - www.tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_50_2/J-09.pdf
  • Stanley, OD (2004) Wetland ecosystems and coastal habitat diversity in Gujarat, India Journal of Coastal Development Diponegoro University & Indonesian Association of Oceanologists 7(2) 49-64 Available at - eprints.undip.ac.id/151/1/Wetland_ecosystem_and_coastal_habitat_diversity_in_gujarat_india.pdf

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