Salsola paulsenii (Gintzburger et al., 2003)

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Salsola paulsenii Litv.

Local name:

  • Russian: Солянка Паульсена - soljanka Paul'sena
  • Uzbek: Tuyakorin

Description and morphology: Annual plant (height 10–40 cm), densely hirtelous or papillous; rarely glabrous, branching from base; few elongated lower branches ascending. Stem: light green or yellowish when young, turning black when dry. Leaves: long, linear, alternate, semi-terete, prickly, spinascent. Flowers: bisexual; with spinascent bracteoles, inconspicuous; anthers without appendix. Segments of fruiting perianth winged below the middle (together with the wings, 5–8 mm in diameter). Tepal lobes slender long-acuminate, stiff, forming beak. Stigmas filiform as long or longer than style.

Reproduction: Sexual. Flowering and fruit maturation: July–September. Seed horizontal.

Pastoral importance: Well grazed in the early stages of vegetation.

Habitat: Present on solonetz sand, sandy-clay areas, more rarely on blown sands and sand hills.

Distribution: Endemic. Aral-Caspian regions, Kyzylkum, Karakum, Balkash, Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya valleys.

Other: Annual Salsola