1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Arthrocnemum Moq.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to Senegal and Arabian Peninsula, SW. U.S.A. to NW. Mexico.


    Chenopodiaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1954

    Perennial herbs or thinly woody shrubs, erect or decumbent, glabrous, seemingly leafless, apparently built up of numerous, superposed, more or less tubular segments which are green and succulent and ultimately shrivel and fall away from the stem; each segment at apex forming a little cup, usually with two short teeth, embracing the base of the next higher segment
    Fertile segments aggregated into spikes at ends of stem and lateral branches, latter often very short; spikes ultimately disarticulating or not
    Flowers minute, hermaphrodite or unisexual, normally in threes, free or nearly so, a pair of threes to each fertile segment, the threes on opposite sides and immersed
    Calyx irregularly toothed or lobed and obtusely pyramidal at apex
    Stamens 1, rarely 2, per flower
    Fruits with membranous or horny pericarp
    Endosperm well-developed, lateral. Embryo along one side of the seed, slightly curved or shaped like a comma, the radicle pointing downwards Seeds “vertical” (i.e. laterally compressed); testa membranous or hard, glabrous, papillose or smooth


    Arthrocnemum Moq. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Richmond, M. [F], Tanzania 63159.000
    Richmond, M. [B], Tanzania 63160.000
    Richmond, M. [A], Tanzania 63161.000
    Richmond, M. [C], Tanzania 63162.000
    Richmond, M. [G], Tanzania 63163.000
    Richmond, M. [H], Tanzania 63164.000

    First published in Chenop. Monogr. Enum.: 111 (1840)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.


    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 85.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Chenop. Monogr. Enum. 111 (1840)


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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