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Halimione portulacoides


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


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

Names in synonymy: H. fera



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



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Vernacular names

Deutsch: Keilmelde
français: Obione
svenska: Saltmållor
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