from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of maritime plants, of the natural order Chenopodiaceæ, now reduced to a section of Atriplex.
- n. [lowercase] Atriplex Halimus, a well-known plant of the south European coasts.
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Further out there is a belt of Salsola vermiculata, Traganum nudatum and Atriplex halimus, which indicates that the soil is less salty and might be cultivated.
This includes several species from the genera Suaeda, Salsola, Limonium and Arthrocnemum, as well as Atriplex halimus, Anabasis articulata, and Haloxylon articulatum.
Nutritive values for A. nummularia and A. halimus are high.
In Israel and North Africa, a Mediterranean species, A. halimus, has proven hardier than A. nummularia or A. canescens.
The importance of long-term adaptation studies has been demonstrated in Iran, where extensive plantings of A. halimus and A. lentiformis suffer from a disease not found in their native habitats.
A. halimus has been grown irrigated with a nutrient solution containing 3.0 percent sodium chloride.
(malluah, from melah, "salt") most probably denotes the Atriplex halimus of Linnaeus, a species of sea purslane found on the shores of the Dead Sea, as also of the Mediterranean, and in salt marshes.