JIA MU ZAI

English translation: jia mu zei

08:58 Jul 4, 2005
Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Science - Botany / plant names
Chinese term or phrase: JIA MU ZAI
Sorry for bothering you again.
I have found another plant name left in Pinyin (I think).
It appears in a short list of shrubs (along with Suosuo, which should be Cistanche deserticola) that can be found in the area of the Gashun Gobi desert.
Do you know the Latin name for this plant?
Thanks a lot for your help.
Cosetta
Italy
Local time: 21:34
English translation:jia mu zei
Explanation:
I believe it should be "jia mu zei" - 假木贼

盐生假木贼 yan sheng jia mu zei

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=2...

Brachylepis salsa C. A. Meyer in Ledebour, Fl. Altaic. 1: 372. 1829; Anabasis ramosissima Minkwitz; Microlepis salsa (C. A. Meyer) Eichwald.

Subshrubs 10-20 cm tall. Woody stem much branched, gray-brown to gray-white; annual branches numerous, erect or obliquely spreading, upper ones with 5-10 internodes; internodes usually 0.6-2 cm, terete or slightly ribbed, smooth. Lower and middle leaves spreading and recurved, linear, semiterete, 2-5 mm, apex with a pellucid, acicular, caducous awn; upper leaves scale-like, triangular, apex subobtuse, awnless. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, forming short spikes on upper part of branches; bractlets abaxially fleshy, margin membranous. Perianth segments 1.5-2 mm, unchanging in fruit, without abaxial wing; outer 3 segments suborbicular; inner 2 segments broadly ovate, apex obtuse. Disk lobes obscure or slightly semiorbicular. Ovary ovoid, smooth; stigmas black-brown. Utricle broadly ovoid, apex protruding from perianth; pericarp yellow-brown or slightly reddish, fleshy.




Gobi desert, saline-alkaline deserts. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia (Lower Volga region, SW Siberia); SW Asia (E Caucasus)].

Camels eat this plant in winter.
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Denyce Seow
Singapore
Local time: 04:34
Grading comment
You are wonderful.
Thanks a lot for the link!
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jia mu zei


Explanation:
I believe it should be "jia mu zei" - 假木贼

盐生假木贼 yan sheng jia mu zei

http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=2...

Brachylepis salsa C. A. Meyer in Ledebour, Fl. Altaic. 1: 372. 1829; Anabasis ramosissima Minkwitz; Microlepis salsa (C. A. Meyer) Eichwald.

Subshrubs 10-20 cm tall. Woody stem much branched, gray-brown to gray-white; annual branches numerous, erect or obliquely spreading, upper ones with 5-10 internodes; internodes usually 0.6-2 cm, terete or slightly ribbed, smooth. Lower and middle leaves spreading and recurved, linear, semiterete, 2-5 mm, apex with a pellucid, acicular, caducous awn; upper leaves scale-like, triangular, apex subobtuse, awnless. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, forming short spikes on upper part of branches; bractlets abaxially fleshy, margin membranous. Perianth segments 1.5-2 mm, unchanging in fruit, without abaxial wing; outer 3 segments suborbicular; inner 2 segments broadly ovate, apex obtuse. Disk lobes obscure or slightly semiorbicular. Ovary ovoid, smooth; stigmas black-brown. Utricle broadly ovoid, apex protruding from perianth; pericarp yellow-brown or slightly reddish, fleshy.




Gobi desert, saline-alkaline deserts. N Xinjiang [Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia (Lower Volga region, SW Siberia); SW Asia (E Caucasus)].

Camels eat this plant in winter.

Denyce Seow
Singapore
Local time: 04:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
You are wonderful.
Thanks a lot for the link!

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