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

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.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Salsola L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
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.