1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Suaeda Forssk. ex J.F.Gmel.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Falkland Island, Southern America, Northern America, Australasia and Asia-Temperate..

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually glabrous or nearly so.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually alternate and fleshy (always in the Flora Zambesiaca area), entire, narrow, cylindrical or somewhat flattened.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary or sometimes (not in the Flora Zambesiaca area) adnate to the subtending leaf, solitary or more usually clustered, subtended by small scarious bracteoles, hermaphrodite or unisexual.
    Perianth
    Perianth 5-lobed or-partite, sometimes thickened or inflated in fruit but not winged.
    Androecium
    Stamens 5, absent or reduced to staminodes in the flowers.
    Ovary
    Ovary sessile on a broad base, or partly adnate to the calyx.
    Stigma
    Stigmas 2–5.
    Fruits
    Fruit with membranous or sometimes spongily thickened indehiscent pericarp.
    Seeds
    Endosperm absent or scanty. Embryo spiral. Seeds “horizontal” or “vertical” (i.e. vertically or laterally compressed); testa normally thin, hard and glossy.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves usually fleshy, entire, usually alternate, narrow, cylindrical or somewhat flattened
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary or sometimes adnate to the subtending leaf, solitary or clustered, subtended by small scarious bracteoles, hermaphrodite or unisexual
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-lobed or -partite, sometimes thickened or inflated in fruit, but not winged
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, absent or reduced to staminodes in the ♀ flowers
    Ovary
    Ovary sessile on a broad base, or partly adnate to the calyx
    Stigma
    Stigmas 2–5
    Fruits
    Fruits with membranous or sometimes spongily thickened indehiscent pericarp
    Seeds
    Endosperm absent or scanty. Embryo spiral Seeds “horizontal” or “vertical” (i.e. vertically or laterally compressed); testa normally smooth, thin and hard

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central European Rus, Chad, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, Desventurados Is., Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Haiti, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iran, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Magadan, Maine, Mali, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Mauritania, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nebraska, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Pennsylvania, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Senegal, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuva, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Western Sahara, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon

    Extinct in:

    Juan Fernández Is.

    Suaeda Forssk. ex J.F.Gmel. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Collenette, I.S. [6414], Saudi Arabia 49803.000
    Collenette, I.S. [6404], Saudi Arabia 51813.000
    Collenette, I.S. [6400], Saudi Arabia 52264.000

    First published in Onomat. Bot. Compl. 8: 797 (1776)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 6, 1: 91.
    • Introd. Hist. Nat. 333 (1777)
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • vide Brenan, F.T.E.A., Chenopodiaceae: 21 (1954).
    • Introd. Hist. Nat.: 33 (1777) excl. verba “Capsula quinquevalvis … polysperma”
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Introd. Hist. Nat. 333 (1777), excl. verba falsa: “Capsula quinquevalvis . . . polysperma”

    Sources

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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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