Caroxylon melananthum

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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 melananthum


Caroxylon melananthum (Botsch.) Mucina, Phytotaxa 312(2): 165. (2017)


  • Basionym
    • Salsola melanantha Botsch., Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 58: 825. (1973)
      • Type: South Africa. Cape Prov. [Northern Cape Prov.]: Gordonia, Kalahari National Gemsbok Park, 12 miles NW of Kwang Pan, calcareous sandy clay in marginal zone of dry river-bed of Nossob River, c. 3150 ft elev., 17 November 1959, Leistner 1489. Holotype: K-000243936; Isotype PRE-0370826.


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Southern Africa
      • Namibia: Kalahari; South Africa (NC): Gordonia.

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


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