Table 3. Examples of halophytes in use.

Halophyte species

Purpose of use

Region of growth and use

Atriplex angualata

Fodder plant


Atriplex nummularia

Fodder plant

North Africa

Atriplex semibaccata

Fodder plant

Argentine, Bolivia, Chile

Noronhia emarginata



Pithcolobium dulce

Landscape tree, fodder for animals, curry, dye, glue


Salicornia fruticosa

Vegetable oil production

North European coastline and France**

Tamarix aphylla

Furniture wood, wind shelter in plantations, firewood

Arab countries


Source: Cash Crop Halophytes for Future Halophyte Growers -Leith, H, Lohmann, Güth, M, and Menzel, U., -EC ICI8CT96 -0055 project /UNESCO MAB program (partners:UNESCO/MAB; Institut fur Umweltsystemforschung, and University of Osnabrück)
**Introduced into more than 40 countries

Supported by UNESCO / MIRCEN network