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60. Suaeda Scop.

Suaeda Scop., Intr.: 333 (1777);Iljin, Sov. Bot. 5: 39-49 (1936)Hopkins and Blackwell, Sida 7: 147-173 (1973).

Calvelia Moq. (1849) .

Brezia Moq. (1849) .

Annual or perennial leaf succulent herbs, or subshrubs. Leaves alternate. Flowers bisexual or pistillate, in clusters of (1-)3(-9) in the axils of bracts, subtended by usually 3 scarious bracteoles; perianth 5-lobed, the lobes free or united to the middle, keeled, or rounded on the back, sometimes cucullate or horned; stamens 5, exserted. Pericarp free from the perianth, heterocarpy common; seeds horizontal or vertical. Zn = 18, 54. About 100 spp., worldwide. Iljin (l.c.) distinguished eight sections.

  • Kuehn, U. (1993): Chenopodiaceae. In: Kubitzki, K., Rohwer, J. G., Bittrich, V. (Eds): The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 253-281: 274-274, ISBN:3540555099, URL:http://un.availab.le
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Miscellaneous Details

Notes: Along marshy coasts
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Distribution

Maharashtra: Thane
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

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Habit: Herb
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 22 specimens in 5 taxa.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.5 - 1

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Depth range (m): 0.5 - 1
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records: 149
Specimens with Sequences: 104
Specimens with Barcodes: 77
Species: 57
Species With Barcodes: 21
Public Records: 46
Public Species: 20
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Wikipedia

Suaeda

Suaeda is a genus of plants also known as seepweeds and seablites. Most species are confined to saline or alkaline soil habitats, such as coastal salt-flats and tidal wetlands. Many species have thick, succulent leaves, a characteristic seen in various plant genera that thrive in salty habitats (halophile plants).

There are about 110 species in the Suaeda genus.[1]

The most common species in northwestern Europe is Suaeda maritima. It grows along the coasts, especially in saltmarsh areas, and is known in English as common seablite. It is also common along the east coast of North America from Virginia northward. One of its varieties is common in tropical Asia on the land-side edge of mangrove tidal swamps. Another variety of this polymorphic species is common in tidal zones all around Australia (Suaeda maritima var. australis is also classed as Suaeda australis). On the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea a common Suaeda species is Suaeda vera (synon. S. fruticosa). This is known as "shrubby sea-blite" in English, in distinguishment from common sea-blite. It grows taller and forms a bush. In the medieval and early post-medieval centuries it was harvested and burned, and the ashes were processed as a source for sodium carbonate for use in glass-making; see glasswort.

The name Suaeda comes from an Arabic name for the Suaeda vera species and it was assigned as the genus name by the 18th century taxonomist Peter Forsskal during his visit to the Red Sea area in the early 1760s.[1][2][3]

Selected species:

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ a b Entry for Suaeda at eFloras.org.
  2. ^ Entry for Suaeda in the Jepson Manual Online.
  3. ^ Peter Forskål's book Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica, published 1775, in Latin, declares Suæda as a newly created genus name, with the name taken from an Arabic name Suæd – said on page XXXVIII – and presents the species members of the new genus on pages 69-71.
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