Caroxylon spinescens

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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: Salsoloideae
Tribus: Caroxyleae
Genus: Caroxylon
Species: Caroxylon spinescens



Caroxylon spinescens (Moq.) Akhani & Roalson, Int. J. Pl. Sci. 168(6): 948. (2007)


  • Basionym
    • Salsola spinescens Moq., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 13(2): 179. (1849)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Hassler, Govaerts 2019)
    • Salsola aethiopica Botsch., Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 60(4): 498. (1975)
    • Salsola congesta N.E.Br., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1909(2): 50.
    • Salsola forskalii Schweinf., Bull. Herb. Boissier iv. App. II. 160. (1896)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt (SE-Egypt)
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Djibouti, Eritrea, NE-Ethiopia, Socotra, N-Somalia, Sudan
  • Asia-Temperate
    • Arabian Peninsula
      • Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Uotila, P. 2011. Salsola spinescens. In: Chenopodiaceae (pro parte majore). – In: Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity.