Salsola

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Salsola

plant genus in the family Chenopodiaceae; contains soluble oxalates and causes oxalate poisoning characterized by nephrosis, urolithiasis; includes S. barbata, S. kali (tumbleweed, soft roly-poly, Russian thistle).

Salsola tuberculatiformis, Salsola tuberculata var. tomentosa
poisoning of sheep with this South African plant causes prolongation of gestation, enlargement of the fetus and dystocia. Syndrome called grootlamsiekte.
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