Halosarcia indica (Willd.) Paul G. Wilson

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Halosarcia indica

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South east side of Pemba Bay

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Synonyms: Arthrocnenum indicum (Willd.) Moq. p.p.
Salicornia indica Willd.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally abundant
Status: Native
Mat-forming, apparently leafless perennial with prostrate main stems and numerous ascending side branches up to 30 cm high. Each branch built up of numerous more or less tubular segments. Sterile segments 5-11 mm long. Fertile spikes 1-4 cm long and 4-5 mm in diameter, flowering parts hidden except for the stigmas and very rarely the anthers.
Derivation of specific name: indica: of India
Habitat: Magrove swamps and salt marshes by the sea.
Altitude range: Up to 0 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Along most Indian Ocean coastal shores from Somalia to Mozambique, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India and the northern shors of Australia. Also in Angola and possibly further up the western coast of Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,GI,M
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Brenan, J.P.M. (1988). Chenopodiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 147 - 151. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 44.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Halosarcia indica
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Halosarcia indica.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171190, retrieved 2 April 2023

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