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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temperate & Subtropics to Dry Tropics.

[FZ]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually glabrous or nearly so.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually alternate and fleshy (always in the Flora Zambesiaca area), entire, narrow, cylindrical or somewhat flattened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary or sometimes (not in the Flora Zambesiaca area) adnate to the subtending leaf, solitary or more usually clustered, subtended by small scarious bracteoles, hermaphrodite or unisexual.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 5-lobed or-partite, sometimes thickened or inflated in fruit but not winged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 5, absent or reduced to staminodes in the flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile on a broad base, or partly adnate to the calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 2–5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit with membranous or sometimes spongily thickened indehiscent pericarp.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Endosperm absent or scanty. Embryo spiral. Seeds “horizontal” or “vertical” (i.e. vertically or laterally compressed); testa normally thin, hard and glossy.

[FTEA]

Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually fleshy, entire, usually alternate, narrow, cylindrical or somewhat flattened
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary or sometimes adnate to the subtending leaf, solitary or clustered, subtended by small scarious bracteoles, hermaphrodite or unisexual
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5-lobed or -partite, sometimes thickened or inflated in fruit, but not winged
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, absent or reduced to staminodes in the ♀ flowers
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary sessile on a broad base, or partly adnate to the calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas 2–5
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits with membranous or sometimes spongily thickened indehiscent pericarp
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Endosperm absent or scanty. Embryo spiral Seeds “horizontal” or “vertical” (i.e. vertically or laterally compressed); testa normally smooth, thin and hard

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, Desventurados Is., Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Haiti, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Mali, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritania, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nebraska, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Senegal, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuva, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Extinct in:

Juan Fernández Is.

Suaeda Forssk. ex J.F.Gmel. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Collenette, I.S. [6414], Saudi Arabia 49803.000
Collenette, I.S. [6404], Saudi Arabia 51813.000
Collenette, I.S. [6400], Saudi Arabia 52264.000

First published in Onomat. Bot. Compl. 8: 797 (1776)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 6, 1: 91.
  • Introd. Hist. Nat. 333 (1777)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Introd. Hist. Nat.: 33 (1777) excl. verba “Capsula quinquevalvis … polysperma”
  • vide Brenan, F.T.E.A., Chenopodiaceae: 21 (1954).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Introd. Hist. Nat. 333 (1777), excl. verba falsa: “Capsula quinquevalvis . . . polysperma”

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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