Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 1289. 1759
Phenology: Flowering (Jan-)Apr–Sep [year-round in the tropics].
Habitat: Saline or brackish, often wet, open, maritime shores, salt marshes, dune swales, saline or brackish lagoons, sandy shell plateaus, shore hummocks, muddy or sandy tidal flats, often with mangroves, especially Avicennia
Elevation: 0-10 m
Ala., Calif., Fla., Ga., La., N.C., S.C., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, n South America, Pacific Islands (Galapagos Islands, Hawaii).
Batis maritima probably is naturalized in Hawaii (W. Hillebrand 1888). Plants frequently cover large areas in dense, tangled stands and are tolerant of very high salinity and water-logging, including inundation for considerable periods (R. F. Thorne 1954).
The salty leaves and stems of Batis maritima have been eaten in salads, used as potherbs, or pickled (G. K. Rogers 1982c). According to K. D. Perkins and W. W. Payne (1978), when eaten in large quantities by livestock, B. maritima is thought to be poisonous. Like other halophytes, it has been burned for ash. Also, it has been used medicinally to prevent or treat skin problems, ulcers, kidney and bladder stones, and other medicinal problems (Rogers).
|Author||Robert F. Thorne +|
|Common name||Vidrillos +|
|Distribution||Ala. +, Calif. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, n South America +, Pacific Islands (Galapagos Islands + and Hawaii). +|
|Elevation||0-10 m +|
|Habitat||Saline or brackish, often wet, open, maritime shores, salt marshes, dune swales, saline or brackish lagoons, sandy shell plateaus, shore hummocks, muddy or sandy tidal flats, often with mangroves, especially Avicennia +|
|Illustration copyright||Flora of North America Association +|
|Illustrator||Yevonn Wilson-Ramsey +|
|Phenology||Flowering (Jan-)Apr–Sep [year-round in the tropics]. +|
|Publication title||Syst. Nat. ed. +|
|Publication year||1759 +|
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|Synonyms||Batis californica +|
|Taxon family||Bataceae +|
|Taxon name||Batis maritima +|
|Taxon parent||Batis +|
|Taxon rank||species +|
|Volume||Volume 7 +|