Bassia indica

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Bassia indica, from the original description as Kochia indica 1791


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 indica


Bassia indica (Wight) A.J.Scott, Feddes Repert. 89(2-3): 108. (1978)


  • Basionym
    • Kochia indica Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. [Wight] v. t. 1791. (1852)
      • Type: (S India, Madras): Coimbatore, in salt soils". Wight 2479. Holotype: K.
  • Homotypic
    • Kochia scoparia subsp. indica (Wight) Aellen, Mitt. Basler Bot. Ges. 2: 15 (1954)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Kadereit & Freitag 2011)
    • Bassia joppensis Bornm. & Dinsm., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 274 (1921).
      • Type: Palaestina, in incultis ad Jaffa (4.X. et 20.X.1919, F. Meyers & Dinsmore 3865. Syntype: JE00019241.
  • (ref. Freitag et al. 2001:)
    • Kochia griffithii Bunge ex Boiss., Fl. Or. 4: 924 (1879)
      • Type: Hab. in regno Cabulico. Griffith 1775.


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Sudan
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Western Asia
      • Afghanistan, Israel, Sinai
    • Arabian Peninsula
      • Saudi Arabia
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • India, Pakistan

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


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