1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Salsola L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Europe, Africa, California, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or more often perennial herbs or shrubs, usually more or less pubescent
    Leaves
    Leaves usually more or less fleshy, entire, alternate or sometimes opposite, sessile, narrow, sometimes scale-like
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary or fascicled, subtended by relatively large bracteoles, hermaphrodite
    Calyx
    Calyx (4-) 5-partite, the lobes almost always each developing in fruit a scarious horizontally spreading wing above the middle
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, sometimes fewer
    Stigma
    Stigmas 2, very rarely 3
    Fruits
    Fruit with membranous or somewhat fleshy pericarp
    Seeds
    Endosperm absent. Embryo spiral Seeds normally “horizontal” (i.e. vertically compressed); testa membranous
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or more often perennial herbs or shrubs, usually pubescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually more or less fleshy, entire, alternate or sometimes opposite, sessile, narrow, often scale-like, sometimes linear-subulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, solitary or fascicled, sometimes aggregated in a spiciform way towards ends of branchlets, subtended by two relatively large bracteoles, hermaphrodite.
    Perianth
    Perianth (4) 5-partite, the lobes nearly always each developing in fruit above the middle a scarious horizontally spreading wing.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, rarely fewer.
    Stigma
    Stigmas 2, very rarely 3.
    Fruits
    Fruit with membranous or somewhat fleshy pericarp.
    Seeds
    Endosperm absent. Embryo spiral. Seeds normally “horizontal”(i.e. vertically compressed); testa membranous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Central European Rus, China North-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Lebanon-Syria, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Madeira, Manchuria, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New South Wales, North Caucasus, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Queensland, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Victoria, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Alberta, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Azores, British Columbia, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Free State, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Labrador, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Namibia, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Switzerland, Tennessee, Texas, Uruguay, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

    Salsola L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 222 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1993). Flora Europaea ed. 2, 1: 1-581. Cambridge University Press.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 87.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 104 (1754).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 104 (1754)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0