Halothamnus auriculus subsp. acutifolius

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Halothamnus auriculus subsp. acutifolius


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 auriculus
Subspecies: Halothamnus auriculus subsp. acutifolius



Halothamnus auriculus (Moq.) Botsch. subsp. acutifolius (Moq.) Kothe-Heinr., Biblioth. Bot. 143: 74. (1993)


  • Basionym
    • Salsola auricula Moq. ß. acutifolia Moq., Chenop. monogr. enum: 136. (1840)
      • Type: (Iran) Aucher 2956. Holotype: P, Isotypes: G-G-183663/1, FT. (Paratype for Salsola decurrens: Aucher 2745, P).
  • Homotypic
    • Salsola decurrens Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Or. 2: 63, tab.138. (1845) (first valid name on species level)
    • Caroxylon acutifolium (Moq.) Moq., in DC. Prodr. 13,2: 173. (1849), nom. illeg.
    • Salsola acutifolia (Moq.) Bunge, Nouv. Mém. Soc. Imp. Nat. Moscou 12: 189. (1860), nom. illeg.
    • Aellenia auricula (Moq.) Ulbr. var. acutifolia (Moq.) Ulbr., Natürl. Pflanzenfam. 2,16c: 567, fig. 214 A–J. (1934)
    • Halothamnus acutifolius (Moq.) Botsch., Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 18: 172. (1981), nom. illeg.

Hassler 2019 include here (errorneously?) Halothamnus lancifolius as synonym, which differs markedly by leaf structure and fruit shape.


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Western Asia
      • Afghanistan, Iran
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • Pakistan (Baluchistan)

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



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