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HS1281: Pond Apple—A Tree Species Adapted to Salt Stress

Figure 2. Bald cypress and Pond apple seedlings grown in saltwater containing 15, 000 ppm sodium chloride (NaCl). A. bald cypress seedlings, 0 roots submerged but irrigated with the saltwater, survived. B. bald cypress seedlings, 100% roots submerged with the saltwater, 100% died 9 days after being treated. C. pond apple seedlings, 100% roots submerged with the saltwater, 100% growing. D. pond apple seedlings, 0 roots submerged but irrigated with the saltwater, 100% growing.

Credit: Guodong Liu, UF/IFAS