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58. Salicornia L

Salzcornia L., Sp. Pl.: 3 (1753);Ball, Feddes Repert. 69: 1-8 (1964);Tölken , Bothalia 9: 255-307 (1967). Sarcocornia A.J.Scott , Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 75: 366 (1978); P. G. Wilson , Nuytsia 3: 70-77 (1980). Arthrocnemum auct, non Moq. s. str.: CE. Moss (1954):Télken (1967).

Perennial or annual fleshy herbs or subshrubs. Flowers in 3-12-flowered cymes; perianth 3-4-lobed, lobes hard and spongy in fruit; stamens l-2. Pericarp membranous; seed coat membranous; perisperm absent. Zn = 18, 27, 36, 54, 72. 28 spp., worldwide.

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