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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Salsoloideae
Tribus: Salsoleae
Genus: Halothamnus
Sectiones: H. sect. Halothamnus – H. sect. Pungentifolia
Overview of species

Accepted species (21): H. afghanicus – H. auriculus – H. bamianicus – H. beckettii – H. bottae – H. cinerascens – H. ferganensis – H. glaucus – H. hierochunticus – H. iliensis – H. iranicus – H. iraqensis – H. kermanensis – H. lancifolius – H. oxianus – H. schurobi – H. seravschanicus – H. sistanicus – H. somalensis – H. subaphyllus – H. turcomanicus

Names in synonymy: H. acutifolius – H. babatagi – H. heptapotamicus – H. hispidulus – H. moquinianus – H. psammophilus – H. samanganicus – H. subaphylloides – H. tianschanicus

for Aellenia: A. auricula – A. autranii – A. glauca – A. hierochuntica – A. hispidula – A. iliensis – A. lancifolia – A. × manoutcherii – A. sistanica – A. subaphylla – A. turcomanica
Name

Halothamnus Jaub. & Spach, Ill. Pl. Orient. 2(14-16): 50, t. 136. (1845)

(emend. by Botsch. 1981)
Type: Halothamnus bottae Jaub. & Spach

Synonyms

Aellenia Ulbr., Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2 [Engler & Prantl] 16c: 567. (1934)
Type: not given, comprising Aellenia auricula and Aellenia lancifolia.
Salsola L. sect. Sphragidanthus Iljin, Fl. URSS 6: 245. (1936)
Type: not given, comprising Salsola glauca, Salsola subaphylla, Salsola hispidula and Salsola iliensis.
Aellenia emend. Aellen, Verh. Nat. Ges. Basel 61: 172. (1950)
Type: not given, comprising Aellenia auricula, Aellenia glauca, Aellenia hierochuntica, Aellenia iliensis and Aellenia subaphylla.

Homonyms

Halothamnus F.Muell., Pl. Vict. i. 158. (1862), nom. illeg., replaced by Selenothamnus Melville

Distribution
Native distribution areas:
distribution of Halothamnus

Africa
Northeast Tropical Africa
Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia
Asia-Temperate
Middle Asia
Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Caucasus
Gruziya, Armenia, Azerbaidjan
Western Asia
Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon-Syria, Sinai, Turkey
Arabian Peninsula
Gulf States, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
China
Xinjiang
Asia-Tropical
Indian Subcontinent
Pakistan (Baluchistan)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References
Primary references

Aellen, P. 1950. Ergebnisse einer botanisch-zoologischen Sammelreise durch den Iran 1948/1949. Botanische Ergebnisse I. Chenopodiaceae. Verhandlungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Basel 61: 128–198. Reference page. : 172.
Botschantzev, V.P. 1981. Revisio generis Halothamnus Jaub. et Spach (Chenopodiaceae). Novosti Sistematiki Vysshikh Rastenii 18: 146–176. [In Russian] Reference page. : 146.
Jaubert, H.F. & Spach, E. 1844–1846. Illustrationes Plantarum Orientalium. Vol. 2. 123 pp, pl. 101–200. Parisiis: apud Roret Bibliopolam. Hathitrust Reference page. : tab.136.
Iljin, M.M. 1936. Chenopodiaceae. In: Komarov, V.L. & Shishkin, B.K. (eds.): Flora URSS 6: 2–354. (russian) BHL (english translation). Reference page. : 245 (russian, translated).
Ulbrich, O.E. 1934. Chenopodiaceae, in: Engler, A. & Prantl, K.A.E. (eds.): Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed.2. 16c, Engelmann, Leipzig: 379–584. Reference page. : 567.

Additional references

Kothe-Heinrich, G. 1993. Revision der Gattung Halothamnus (Chenopodiaceae). Dissertation Kassel 1992. Bibliotheca Botanica 143. Schweizerbart, Stuttgart. ISBN 978-3-510-48014-2. 176 pp. Reference page.
Kothe-Heinrich, G. 1997. Halothamnus. In:
Hedge, I.C., Akhani, H., Freitag, H., Kothe-Heinrich, G., Podlech, D., Rilke, S. & Uotila, P. 1997. Chenopodiaceae. In: Rechinger, K.H. (ed.): Flora Iranica Vol. 172. 371 pp., 212 tab., Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt Graz. Reference page. : 255–289.
Freitag, H., Hedge, I.C, Jafri, S.M.H, Kothe-Heinrich, G., Omer, S. & Uotila, P. 2001. Chenopodiaceae. In: Ali, S.I. (ed.): Flora of Pakistan 204. 217 pp., Department of Botany/Missouri Botanical Press, Karachi/St. Louis, ISBN 1-930723-10-5 eFloras. Reference page. : Halothamnus
Akhani, H., Edwards, G. & Roalson, E.H. 2007. Diversification of the Old World Salsoleae s.l. (Chenopodiaceae): Molecular Phylogenetic Analysis of Nuclear and Chloroplast Data Sets and a Revised Classification. International Journal of Plant Sciences 168(6): 931–956. DOI: 10.1086/518263 ResearchGate Reference page.

Links

Hassler, M. 2019. Halothamnus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Halothamnus. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 25 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Halothamnus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 25. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2019. Halothamnus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 25.

Vernacular names
العربية: قضة
فارسی: عجوه (سرده)
қазақша: Жүрен
русский: Галотамнус
中文: 新疆藜属, xin jiang li shu

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