Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Salsola L., Sp. Pl. 222 (1753)
 Description

Herbs or small shrubs.  Lvs sessile, alternate or the lowest opposite, narrow-linear to triangular or subterete, usually spine-tipped.  Fls ☿, axillary, sessile, solitary or in fascicles;  bracteoles 2, > perianth.  Perianth segments (4)–5, ovate-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, connate only at base, membranous at first, later ± indurate, developing a transverse wing on ridge of back at fruiting.  Stamens 5, inserted on an annular disc.  Stigmas 2–(3), filiform.  Ovary and fr. subglobose.  Pericarp membranous or fleshy, surrounded by accrescent perianth, abscissing with perianth.  Seed horizontal, with coiled embryo.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Salsola L.
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
Total2
 Bibliography
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.