halophyte


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hal·o·phyte

 (hăl′ə-fīt′)
n.
A plant adapted to living in a saline environment.

hal′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

halophyte

(ˈhæləʊˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) a plant that grows in very salty soil, as in a salt marsh
halophytic adj
ˈhaloˌphytism n

hal•o•phyte

(ˈhæl əˌfaɪt)

n.
a plant that thrives in saline soil.
[1885–90]
hal`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.

hal·o·phyte

(hăl′ə-fīt′)
A plant adapted to living in salty soil, as along the seashore. The mangrove and grasses that grow in salt marshes are halophytes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.halophyte - plant growing naturally in very salty soil
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
Translations
halophyte
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In Abu Dhabi, a halophyte plant called salicornia bigelovii, that generates oil that can be used to make the biofuel, will be planted in the test farm.
The basic idea of using a halophyte is quite simple compared to traditional farming where halophytes can be used in saline areas to feed livestock without using fresh water and good quality land, it was further stated.
deppeana) and agricultural land and part of Trinidad y Llano Salas (235 ha, 24[degrees]07'17"N & 100[degrees]06'27"W) which is characterized by the halophyte vegetation of althorn (Koeberlinia spinosa) and four-wing salt bush (Atriplex canescens).
The effect of salinity on the growth, water status and ion content of a leaf succulent perennial halophyte Sueda fruticosa (L.
It was found that two avenues were of immediate need: The development of pilot projects and the organisation of an international society for halophyte utilisation.
Variation in the natural abundance of 15N in the halophyte, Salicornia virginica, associated with groundwater subsidies of nitrogen in a southern California salt marsh.
The key to his approach was finding halophyte (salt-loving) plants that can be grown on seawater coasts.
Old man saltbush (Atriplex nummularia) is a halophyte favoured by many farmers as a source of fodder on saline discharge areas.
The research which commenced a year ago also entails basic agronomic research on the halophyte Salicornia bigelovii, which is still currently in progress.
The venture initially declared in January 2014 - will consist of installing a highly salt-tolerant halophyte plant named salicornia bigelovii that results an oil from which biofuel can be produced.