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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Medit. to Central Asia and NW. India.
Anabasis aretioides

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs or shrubs; stems jointed
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, fleshy, often reduced to scales
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, usually solitary, subtended by 2 pubescent bracteoles Flowers bisexual, 5-merous; perianth-segments free, 3 or 5 developing into conspicuous wings in fruit; stamens 5, alternating with short staminode-like appendages; style divided into 2 short stigmas
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Utricle membranous, or occasionally fleshy, included within winged perianth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds compressed to lenticular, vertical; endosperm absent, embryo spiral.
Distribution
About 29 species in steppes and subdeserts, mainly in SW Asia and N Africa.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Altay, China North-Central, Egypt, Eritrea, Gulf States, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Xinjiang, Yemen

Anabasis L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 223 (1753)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by I. Friis & M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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