halogeton


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Halogeton

(hal-ō-jē'tŏn),
A genus of plants (family Chenopodiaceae) on range lands in the western U.S. and other arid regions of the world; it causes poisoning in cattle and sheep because of the presence of soluble oxalates.

halogeton

Halogeton glomeratus.
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Halogeton infests rangeland in seven western states.
Plants in the genera Halogeton, Rumex and Oxalis show high levels of oxalate accumulation.
Halogeton contains 17 to 30% soluble oxalate per dry plant weight (Cronin and Williams, 1965).
In contrast, in some plant species such as rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum), halogeton and water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), oxalate content tends to increase as the plant matures.