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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: Chenopodioideae
Tribus: Chenopodieae (incl. Atripliceae)
Genus: Halimione

Sectiones: H. sect. Halimione – H. sect. Halimus

Sister genus of Atriplex, has sometimes been included.

Overview of species[edit]

Species (3): H. pedunculata – H. portulacoides – H. verrucifera

Names in synonymy:


Halimione Aellen, Verh. Nat. Ges. Basel 1937-8, 49: 121. (1938), nom. nov.



Native distribution areas:
  • Europe
    • Northern Europe
      • Denmark, Ireland, United Kingdom, Sweden (S)
    • Middle Europe
      • Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Poland
    • Southwestern Europe
      • France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain
    • Southeastern Europe
      • Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Romania, Slovenia, Turkey-in-Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Estonia, Krym, W- & E-European Russia, Ukraine
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Siberia
      • W-Siberia
    • Middle Asia
      • Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    • Caucasus
      • Northern Caucasus, Transcaucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Gruziya
    • Western Asia
      • Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai], Iran , Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • China
      • Xinjiang

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]


  • Hassler, M. 2018. Halimione. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (2019). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi, J., Penev L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 September 26. - included in Atriplex
  • International Plant Names Index. 2016. Halimione. Published online. Accessed Feb. 26 2016.
  • The Plant List 2013. Halimione in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2016 Feb. 26.
  • Tropicos.org 2016. Halimione. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 26 Feb. 2016.

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Keilmelde
français: Obione
svenska: Saltmållor
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