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Bassia sedoides (Pall.) Aschers.


Description from Flora of China

Kochia sedoides Schrader, Neues J. Bot. 3: 86. 1809, based on Salsola sedoides Pallas, Reise Russ. Reich. 1: 492. 1771, not Linnaeus (1759); Chenolea sedoides (Schrader) J. D. Hooker; Echinopsilon sedoides (Schrader) Moquin-Tandon; Willemetia sedoides Moquin-Tandon.

Plants 10-60 cm tall. Stem erect, branched mostly from near middle, lanate-pilose. Leaves linear, terete, 0.3-1.7 cm × ca. 1 mm, fleshy, densely appressed pubescent and with a few villous hairs, base attenuate, apex obtuse. Flowers usually 2 or 3 per axillary glomerule. Perianth 5-lobed; abaxial appendages of segments triangular, subequaling perianth. Utricle broadly ovoid, smooth. Fl. and fr. Aug-Sep.

Gobi desert, saline and alkaline meadows. N Xinjiang [Mongolia, Russia (S Siberia); C and SW Asia, C and SE Europe].


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