Vol. 3, Issue 2 (2018)
Analysis of Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. by E. D. S. method
Author(s): Nileshkumar Naik, Arvind Dhabe
Abstract: Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. is a creeping, ornamental plant of family Aizoaceae. It is a perennial herb that grows as mangrove associate throughout the world. It is found in the northern, western and central parts of the world. The thick, fleshy leaves are borne on succulent, reddish green stems that branch regularly forming dense stands close to the ground. It grows in sandy clay, coastal limestone and sandstone, tidal flats and salt marshes the aim of present research work is to study of the elemental analysis of dried powder of whole plant. The plant was collected from Purna Estuary, Navsari Gujarat, India. The plant was dried in shade and the powder was prepared. The further analysis was done with help of Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS). In this elemental analysis, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sodium, Magnesium, Aluminum Silicon, Chloride, Potassium, Calcium, Iron were found.