Caroxylon decussatum

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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Salsoloideae
Tribus: Caroxyleae
Genus: Caroxylon
Species: Caroxylon decussatum


Caroxylon decussatum (C.A.Sm. ex Botsch.) Mucina, Phytotaxa 312(2): 160. (2017)


  • Basionym
    • Salsola decussata C.A.Sm. ex Botsch., Bot. Zhurn. 59(1): 39 (1974)
      • Type: Africa australis [South Africa]. Terra capensis, regio occidentalis [Western Cape Prov.]: Van Rhynsdorp, 400 ft, 11 July 1896, Schlechter 8091. Holotype: LE-00011850; Isotypes: GRA-0000899-0, K-000243993, PRE-0375530-0, Z-000092019 filed as Salsola aphylla).
  • Homotypic
    • Salsola decussata C.A.Sm. ex Ulbr. in Engl. & Prantl in Natürl. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2, 16c: 566 (1934), nom. nud.
    • "Caroxylon sp. C" sensu Mucina & Snijman in Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region. Vol. 2: The Extra Cape flora: 234 (2013)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Southern Africa
      • South Africa (WC): endemic of Knersvlakte quartz patches

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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