Halogeton C.A. Mey.
  • Icon. Pl. 1: 10, pl. 40. 1829.
  • (Greek halos, salt, and geiton, neighbor, in reference to the habitat of the species)


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General Information

Herbs annual. Stem erect, much branched, glabrous or arachnoid hairy. Leaves alternate, sessile, terete, fleshy, base expanded, apex obtuse or aristate awned; leaf axil fascicular pilose. Flowers borne in axillary glomerules, bisexual and female (plants polygamous), with 2 bractlets. Perianth conic, 5-parted; segments lanceolate or broadly so, in fruit with a membranous wing near apex abaxially. Stamens 2 or 5; anthers oblong, without an appendage. Ovary ovoid, laterally compressed; style short; stigmas 2, filiform. Fruit a utricle, enclosed by perianth; pericarp membranous, adnate to seed. Seed vertical or horizontal, orbicular; testa membranous or subleathery; embryo spiral; perisperm absent.

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    Herbs, annual, polygamous, herbage glaucous, glabrous except for axillary tufts of long white hairs. Stems erect or spreading, much-branched, not jointed, not armed, somewhat fleshy. Leaves alternate, sessile, ± succulent; blade terete, narrowly oblong, base expanded, clasping, apex obtuse with caducous, flexible bristle. Inflorescences axillary glomerules; bracts leaflike. Flowers bisexual and unisexual; perianth persistent, deeply 5-parted, not imbricate, apically winged, some with flabellate blade, often indurate; stamens 5 or fewer; stigmas 2. Fruits utricles, orbiculate; pericarp somewhat adherent to seed. Seeds vertical, orbiculate, flattened; seed coat brown or brownish black; perisperm absent. x = 9.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCE

    Blackwell, W. H., J. D. Haacke, and C. O. Hopkins. 1979. Halogeton (Chenopodiaceae) in North America. Sida 8: 157-169.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    (Greek halos, salt, and geiton, neighbor, in reference to the habitat of the species)

     Information From

    Amaranthaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).