1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Salicornia L.
      1. Salicornia natalensis Bunge ex Ung.-Sternb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to SW. & S. Cape Prov.

    [FZ]

    Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora Zambesiaca 9:1. 1988

    Habit
    Perennial prostrate or decumbent herb 50–30 cm. high and 20–80 cm. in diam. (fide Tölken, l.c. supra.).
    Stem
    Sterile segments 2–6 mm. in diam., shining to dull grey-green or light yellowish-green, fading to brownish-yellow or pinkish-red (Tölkenl 1.c. supra.) Spikes (10) 20–30 (80) mm. long, tapering in flower and fruit.
    Flowers
    Flowers 3 in a cluster, hidden by the bract below in dried material (Tölken, l.c.) Perianth not truncate laterally, opening at true apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown; testa minutely papillose.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

    Salicornia natalensis Bunge ex Ung.-Sternb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Vers. Syst. Salicorn.: 62 (1866)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Steffen, S., Mucina, L. & Kadereit, G. (2010). Revision of Sarcocornia (Chenopodiaceae) in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique Systematic Botany 35: 390-408.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0