Salsola australis

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Salsola australis


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: Salsola
Species: Salsola australis


Salsola australis R. Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 411 (1810)

sensu lato: in Australia and adjacent regions probably 4–5 or more native species: Salsola australis R.Br., Salsola macrophylla R.Br., Salsola brachypteris Moq., Salsola sabrinae Mosyakin, and Salsola strobilifera (Benth.) Mosyakin The presence of introduced Eurasian species cannot be excluded as well. (Mosyakin, 2018, 2019)


  • Homotypic
    • Kali australe (R. Br.) Akhani & E.H.Roalson (2007) (as "australis", basionym erroneously cited as "Salsola kali R.Br.")
    • Salsola tragus var. australis (R.Br.) Bég. in Atti Accad. Sci. Veneto-Trentino-Istriana 3(4): 126 (1913)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Chinnock 2010, Australian Plant Census 2011)
    • Salsola brachypteris Moq., Chenop. Monogr. Enum 147 (1840).
      • Type: In insula Java. (v.s. ex itin. Belang.) Lectotype (designated by Mosyakin, Ukrain. Bot. Zhurn. 74(6): 523. 2017); P00799151
    • Salsola kali var. brachypteris (Moq.) Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 208 (1870).
    • Salsola kali var. leptophylla Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 207 (1870).
      • Type: "Queensland and N.S. Wales."
    • Salsola kali subsp. austroafricana Aellen, Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 4: 27 (1961).
      • Type: Kinges 2297. Holoype: M.
  • Misapplied names
    • "Salsola kali", sensu auct. Austral. non L.
    • "Salsola tragus", sensu auct. Austral. non L.


Native distribution areas:
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia, ACT (naturalized), Tas (naturalized).

naturalized in southwestern North America and southern Africa

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


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