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19. Halostachys C. A. Mey. in Bull. Cl. Phys.-Math. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-P├ętersbourg. 1: 361. 1843; Boiss., Fl. Or. 4: 935. 1879; Kom., Fl. URSS 6: 169. 1936; Ball in Tutin et al., Fl. Europ. 2: 100. 1964 ; Hedge in Rech.f., Fl. Iran. 172: 125. 1997.

Shrubs to small trees with jointed, almost leafless stems and branches; leaves opposite, connate, rudimentary; bracts opposite, later deciduous, scale-like. Inflorescences many, spike-like, opposite at the ends of branches. Flowers in 3s, free, perfect, 3-merous, ebracteolate, on the opposite axils. Perianth segments obpyramidal, united, only shortly 3-lobed. Stamen 1. Pistil with notched stigmas. Seeds small, ovate to oblong-ovate, albuminous; embryo incurved.

A monotypic genus in S.W. and Central Asia.

Very similar to Arthrocnemum but with many, regularly arranged pedunculate terminal spikes and a single stamen.

Lower Taxon


 

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