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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: Cornulaca

Species: C. alaschanica – C. amblyacantha – C. aucheri – C. ehrenbergii – C. korshinskyi – C. monacantha – C. setifera

Names in synonymy:C. arabica – C. leucacantha – C. muricata – C. tragacanthoides

Cornulaca Delile, Descr. Egypte, Hist. Nat. 206, t. 22, f. 3. (1813)

Type: Cornulaca monacantha Delile


Cornulacca - orth. var.,in Moquin, Ann. Sc. Nat. Bot. ser. 2,4: 211 (1835)

Primary references

Raffeneau-Delile, A. 1813. Flore d'Ègypte. Explication des planches. In: Description de l'Egypte ... Histoire Naturelle 2: 145–320. Text. Plates. Reference page. : 206, pl. 22 fig. 3.

Additional references

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.
Hedge, I.C. 1997. Cornulaca. 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. : 351–354.
Zhu, G., Mosyakin, S.L. & Clemants, S.E. 2004.
'eFloras 2008. Cornulaca in Flora of China. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.


Hassler, M. 2019. Cornulaca. 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. 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Cornulaca. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 19 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Cornulaca 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. 19. Reference page. 2019. Cornulaca. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Mar. 19.

Vernacular names
中文: 单刺蓬属, dan ci peng shu

Cornulaca is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Amaranthaceae.[1]

Its native range is Western Tropical Africa to China.[1]


Cornulaca alaschanica C.P.Tsien & G.L.Chu
Cornulaca aucheri Moq.
Cornulaca ehrenbergii Asch.
Cornulaca korshinskyi Litv.
Cornulaca monacantha Delile
Cornulaca setifera (DC.) Moq.


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