African Plant Database

Chenolea diffusa (Thunb.) Thunb.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Information on the genus : Chenolea
Basionym : Salsola diffusa Thunb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Bassia diffusa (Thunb.) Kuntze
 Salsola diffusa Thunb.
 Echinopsilon diffusum (Thunb.) Moq.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Salsola sericea Aiton
=Kochia sericea (Aiton) Schrad.
=Echinopsilon sericeum (Aiton) Moq.
=Chenopodium sericeum (Aiton) Spreng.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Decumbent, straggling plant ± 10-25 cm high.
Ecology : Mud in salt-marshes and near mangrove-swamps, at about high-tide limit. S. Africa, Namibia.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Feddes Repert. 89: 101-119 (1978).

Bibliography other :
  • Kadereit, G. & H. Freitag (2011). Molecular phylogeny of Camphorosmeae (Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae): Implications for biogeography, evolution of C4 -photosynthesis and taxonomy. Taxon 60(1): 71
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Record n°26714 modified 2005-04-05
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