Halothamnus lancifolius

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Halothamnus lancifolius


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: Salsoleae
Genus: Halothamnus
Sectio: Halothamnus sect. Halothamnus
Species: Halothamnus lancifolius



Halothamnus lancifolius (Boiss.) Kothe-Heinr., Biblioth. Bot. 143: 88. (1993)

(Accepted by Govaerts 2019. Hassler 2019 include it (errorneously?) in Halothamnus auriculus subsp. acutifolius, which differs markedly in leaf structure and fruit shape.)


  • Basionym
    • Caroxylon lancifolium Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Orient. ser. 1, 12: 98. (1853)
      • Type: Palaestina, ad littus septentrionale maris mortui. IV 1846, Boissier s.n. Holotype: G-BOIS.
      • Paratypes: "près la mer morte, apr.-mai 1846, Boissier", G-BOISS; "Palaestina mai 1846, Mer Morte, Ed. Boissier", G-DC; "Palaestine ad mare mortuum, april 1846, E. Boissier", "Mar. mortuum, apr. 1846, Boissier", "Judaea ad mare mortuum" (three plants on one sheet, P00608002), "Palaestina ad mare mortuum, April 1846, E. Boissier, donné par M. Boissier, P.
  • Homotypic
    • Salsola lancifolia (Boiss.) Boiss., Fl. Orient. [Boissier] 4(2): 958. (1879)
    • Aellenia lancifolia (Boiss.) Ulbr., Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engler & Prantl] 16c: 567. (1934)
    • Aellenia glauca (Bieb.) Aellen subsp. lancifolia (Boiss.) Aellen, Verh. Nat. Ges. Basel 61: 185. (1950)
    • Aellenia lancifolia (Boiss.) Aellen, in Rech. Fl. lowl. Iraq: 716 (1964), nom. inval. (wrong authority)


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Western Asia
      • Iraq (W-Iraq), Lebanon-Syria (Syria), Palestine (Israel, Jordan), Sinai
    • Arabian Peninsula
      • Saudi Arabia (NW-Saudi Arabia)

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



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