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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 222. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Following the molecular investigations, the genus Salsola actually includes fewer taxa than conceived before. Formerly, its circumscription was extended to about 240 species, but now the majority of the former Salsola taxa are treated as species of Caroxylon and some as Kali. Lectotype (Britton & Brown, 1913): S. soda L. 


 Literature: Botschanzev V.P., Rod Salsola L., kratkaya istoriya ego razvitiya I rasseleniya (The genus Salsola; a concise history of its origin and evolution), Bot. Zhurn. 54:989-1001 (1969). Botschanzev V.P., Novye vidy Salsola L. (New species of Salsola L.), Bot. Zhurn. 60:498-505 (1975). Botschanzev V.P., Vidy podsektsii Vermiculatae Botsch. sectionis Caroxylon (Thunb.) Fenzl, generis Salsola L., Novit. Syst. Pl. Vasc. 12: 160-194 (1975, in Russian). Brullo S., Notes on the genus Salsola (Chenopodiaceae). 1. Salsola oppositifolia and S. longifolia groups, Willdenowia 12: 241-247 (1982). Brullo S., Taxonomic consideration on the genus “Darniella” (Chenopodiaceae), Webbia 38: 301-328 (1984).


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 Annuals or shrubby plants. Leaves alternate or opposite, sessile, fleshy, narrow. Flowers small, hermaphrodite, axillary, rarely unisexual, sessile and 2-bracteolate. Perianth 5-fid or 5-parted into ovate, oblong or lanceolate segments membranous or indurated at base, in fruit usually with a transverse, scarious tubercle on the back. Hypogynous disk present. Stamens (4- ) 5; filaments mostly exserted; anthers muticous or mucronate; staminodes usually 0, rarely developed. Ovary ovoid to subglobular; style long or short, with 2 (-3) stigmas. Fruit dry, rarely berry-like, orbicular, included in perianth. Seeds with horizontal, rarely oblique ebbryo.



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