Salsola paletzkiana (Gintzburger et al., 2003)

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Gintzburger et al., Rangelands in Uzbekistan, 2003
Salsola paletzkiana (Gintzburger et al., 2003)
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Young seedling of Salsola paletzkiana
Salsola paletzkiana plantation in Shafirkhan (Bukhara) – forestry dunes fixation

Salsola paletzkiana Litv.

Local name:

  • Russian: Солянка Палецкого - soljanka Paleckogo
  • Uzbek, Turkmen: Cherkez

Description and morphology: Small tree (height 3–5 m). Leaves: alternate, linear, slender (30– 80 mm long), glabrous, acuminate.

Pastoral importance: Valuable fodder plant, especially well grazed by sheep and goats in the autumn and winter. Camels consume it all year round.

Fodder value: (% DM): crude protein 16–23; fat 2.4–2.0; nitrogen-free extract 38–43; cellulose 18–21. Fodder value: in spring 25 FU; summer 45 FU; autumn 38 FU; winter 33 FU/100 kg DM.

Economic interest: Used extensively for improvement of sandy rangeland.

Habitat: Psammophyte.

Distribution: Middle and Central Asia. Introduced into North Africa.