2269.000 Salsola L. - Saltworts

Townsend, C.C. (1988) Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the genus

Annual or more often perennial herbs or shrubs, usually pubescent. Leaves usually more or less fleshy, entire, alternate or sometimes opposite, sessile, narrow, often scale-like, sometimes linear-subulate. Flowers axillary, solitary or fascicled, sometimes aggregated in a spiciform way towards ends of branchlets, subtended by two relatively large bracteoles. Perianth (4) 5-partite, the lobes nearly always each developing in fruit above the middle a scarious horizontally spreading wing. Fruit with membranous or somewhat fleshy pericarp. Seeds normally vertically compressed; testa membranous, embryo spiral.

Worldwide: Species c 150, cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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kali L.S

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Flora of Botswana: Salsola

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Salsola
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Salsola
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Salsola
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iNaturalist: Salsola
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Salsola
JSTOR Plant Science: Salsola
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Salsola
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Tropicos: Salsola
Wikipedia: Salsola

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Salsola.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=521, retrieved 23 April 2024

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