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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: Caroxyleae
Genus: Ofaiston

Species: O. monandrum

Names in synonymy: O. pauciflorum – O. paucifolium

Ofaiston Raf., Fl. Tellur. 3: 46. (1837)

Type: Ofaiston paucifolium Raf. = Ofaiston monandrum (Pall.) Moq.

Native distribution areas:

Eastern Europe
Krym, E-European Russia
Middle Asia
W-Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
Northern Caucasus

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

Rafinesque-Schmaltz, C.S. 1837 ["1836"]. Flora Telluriana. Pars Tertia. 100 pp. Philadelphia, H. Probasco. BHL Reference page. : 46.
Moquin-Tandon, A. 1849. Salsolaceae. In: De Candolle, A.P. (ed.): Prodromus systematis naturalis regni vegetabilis 13(2): 41–219. Masson, Paris. BHL Reference page. : 203.

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.


Hassler, M. 2019. Ofaiston. 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 Apr. 09. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Ofaiston. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 09 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Ofaiston in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 09. Reference page. 2019. Ofaiston. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 09.

Ofaiston is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Amaranthaceae. The only species is Ofaiston monandrum.[1]

Its native range is Eastern Europe to Western Siberia and Central Asia.[1]

"Ofaiston Raf. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 27 May 2021.

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