Bassia arabica

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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: Camphorosmoideae
Tribus: Camphorosmeae
Genus: Bassia
Species: Bassia arabica


Bassia arabica (Boiss.) Maire & Weiller, in Maire, Fl. Afr. Nord 8. (Encycl. Biol. lix.) 54. (1962)


  • Basionym
    • Chenolea arabica Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Orient. ser. 1, 12: 97. (1853)
      • Type locality: "Hab. in desertis jugi Tih Arabia petreae ubi Martio floret, in declivibus aridis Judeae versus vallem Jordani infra St. Saba, Aprili fructífera".
      • Lectotype: Arabia petraea, desertum Tih - Mare mortuum, 1846-03 – 1846-04, Boissier. LE LE00011708.
      • Syntype: JE JE00005409.
  • Homotypic
    • Chenoleoides arabica (Boiss.) Botsch., in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 61: 1409. (1976)
    • Kirilowia arabica (Boiss.) G.L.Chu, Gen. New Evol. System World Chenopod. 191. (2017)


Native distribution areas:
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Western Asia
      • Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Sinai
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt, Libya

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


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Kadereit, G. & Freitag, H. 2011. Molecular phylogeny of Camphorosmeae (Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae): Implications for biogeography, evolution of C4-photosynthesis and taxonomy. Taxon 60(1): 51–78. DOI: 10.1002/tax.601006 PaywallPDF.Reference page. : 73.
  • Uotila, P. 2011. Bassia arabica. In: Chenopodiaceae (pro parte majore). Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity.