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Published In: Flora Taurico-Caucasica 3: 3. 1819. (Fl. Taur.-Caucas.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Synonym Text: Salicornia strobilacea Pall., Reise 1: 481, tab. B, fig. 1-2. 1771; Forssk., Fl. Aeg.- Arab. 2. 1775.
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May - September.
Type: Type: Described from the northern Caspian area: “Proceriorem (Halostachys caspica) et Salicorniae caspicae subparem versus mare cum eadem promiscue crescentem inven.”
Distribution: Distribution: Mediterranean region, C. & W. Asia, Arabia, Iran to Pakistan and Mongolia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Probably undercollected (cf. Freitag in Ali & Ghaffar, eds., Plant Life of S. Asia 87. 1991). A plant of saline and marshy coastal areas, forming rounded clumps; sometimes grazed by camel and sheep and considered a source of potash.
Map Location: G-2 Baluchistan: c. 2 km east of Kalmat village, c. 100 km east from Pasni, A. Ghafoor & S. M. Goodman 4855 (E); Jiwani, village Ganz, A. Ghafoor & S.Omer 1848 (KUH); G -3 Baluchistan: Lasbella dist. 5 miles from Kund Malir on way to Agore Camp, 2.5.1982, Kamal, Sharif and Nasir 2069 (KUH); c. 25 km W.Liari to Kandewari, A. Ghafoor & S.Omer 1663 (KUH).

 

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Small shrub, usually forming clumps, 20-60 cm, sub-erect to prostrate, much branched, glabrous, yellowish green, branches monoliform with short thick, globular to short and oblong branches; internodes short, cylindrical to club-shaped ending in 2, c. 1 mm long, obovate, ± obtuse, scarious - margined leaves, connate at base, often subtending short, sterile globular, bud-like branches, with 4 rows of very short, rounded sessile, leaves. Bracts of flower clusters reniform sub-orbicular, shed after flowering. Spicate inflorescences short lateral and terminal, sessile, opposite, cone-like or globular to oblong; perianth c. 1.5 mm. Seed c. 0.5-1 mm, compressed, brown, smooth to minutely tuberculate.
 
 
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