Halosarcia Paul G. Wilson

Townsend, C.C. (1988) Amaranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the genus

Shrubs, usually thinly woody, low, glabrous, seemingly leafless, apparently built up of numerous, superposed, more or less tubular segments which are green or glaucous and ultimately shrivel and fall away from the stem; each segment at apex forming a little cup usually with two short teeth or lobes and embracing the base of the next higher segment. Fertile segments aggregated into spikes at ends of stem and lateral branches. Flowers minute, usually in clusters of 3, a pair of opposite clusters to each fertile segment, which consists of two normally fused bracts. Perianth minutely and irregularly 3-lobed at apex. Seeds usually with a hard crustaceous testa, smooth, endosperm present and obvious.

Worldwide: Species 23, all except H. indica confined to Australia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
indica (Willd.) Paul G. WilsonN,GI,MDescription, Image

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External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Halosarcia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Halosarcia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Halosarcia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Halosarcia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Halosarcia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Halosarcia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2255, retrieved 14 December 2017

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