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1. Halogeton glomeratus (M. Bieb.) C. A. Mey. in Ledeb., Fl. Alt. 1: 378. 1829; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 5: 20. 1886; Kom., l.c. 351. pl. 14. fig. 6a-c; Hedge, l.c. 356.

Anabasis glomeratus M. Bieb. in Mem. Soc. Imp. Nat. Mosc. 1: 110. 1806; Salsola glomerata Steph. ex Moq. in DC., Prodr. 13,2: 206. 1849.

Annual, up to 30 (-40) cm, glabrous except for leaf axils, glaucous, densely branched from the base. Leaves alternate, thick, terete, 3-12 ยด 1-2 mm long, firm, dilated at base and half-clasping, obtuse and terminating in a long caducous bristle with a tuft of long white hairs. Flowering glomerules in the axils of nearly all the leaves; bracteoles ovate. Perianth segments membranous, ovate, becoming oblong in fruit, 1-nerved, with pellucid membranous wings. Stamens united by their filaments into two clusters of 2 or 3, with but one anther to each cluster. Fruit round or round-oval, 1.25-1.75 mm long, with thin membranous whitish pericarp; seeds olivaceous.

Fl. Per.: June-July.

Type: Described from Siberia (apparently from N.E. Kazakhstan), (LE).

Distribution: C. Asia and N. Pakistan (Karakorum and Himalayas).


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