Nitraria schoberi Linn. Zygophyllaceae. Nitre-Bush.
Russia, north Asia and Australia. The plant produces a fruit of the size of an olive, of a red color and agreeable flavor, much relished by the natives. The berries, though saltish and insipid, are eaten in the Caspian district.
Nitraria tridentata Desf. Lotus Tree.
Syria, north Africa and the tropics. This has been supposed, says Masters, to be the true lotus tree of the ancients.
Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World, 1919, was edited by U. P. Hedrick.