Description & Remarks. As other species in the genus this species made the way from Haloxylon to Hammada and back to Haloxylon. See more from the. Description. It is a glabrous shrub with erect, woody, and richly branched stems and fleshy, greyish-green branches becoming blackish by age. Leaves are. In the course of our research program on medicinal plants, we investigated Haloxylon scoparium a species in Moroccan Sahara. In the present.

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The flowers are very small, as long or shorter than the bracteolesbisexual or male. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Haloxylon scoparium

The genus name Haloxylon was published by Alexander Bunge ex Eduard Fenzl inwith the type species Haloxylon ammodendron. They are now classified to genus Hammadawith exception of the former Haloxylon stocksii syn. Haloxylon is a genus of shrubs or small trees, belonging to the plant family Amaranthaceae.


The fruit with wings is about 8 millimetres 0. Haloxylon Haloxylon ammodendron Scientific classification Kingdom: The seed is about 1.

Haloxylon ammodendron Haloxylon persicum. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Haloxylon. In the former bed of the Aral Seasaxaul trees are being planted to stop the wind picking up contaminated sand from the dried up sea bed and spreading them through the atmosphere. The leaves are reduced to small scales. Phylogenetic research revealed that several species formerly included in Haloxylon are not related to this genus.

The species of genus Haloxylon are shrubs or small trees 1—8 metres 3.

Haloxylon scoparium – Plant Biodiversity of South-Western Morocco

Haloxylon and its species are known by the common name saxaul. Retrieved from ” https: Haloxylon recurvumwhich has been moved to Salsola stocksii. The inflorescences are short shoots borne on the stems of the previous year.

In fruit, the perianth segments develop spreading wings. In Rechinger, Karl Heinz et al. International Journal of Plant Sciences. The genus Haloxylon is distributed in southwest and Central Asia, from Egypt to Mongolia and China Sinkiang and Kansuwhere it grows in sandy habitats psammophyte. Uses editors parameter Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata.


In the deserts of Central Asiaa large number of birds are associated with saxaul, including the saxaul sparrow. This page was last edited on 21 Julyat The two stigmas are very short.

Haloxylon Bunge ex E. The genus belongs to the subfamily Salsoloideae in the family AmaranthaceaeIt consists of only 2 species: The plan is to cover the entire former bed with a forest.

Retrieved 2 June The branches of the current year are green, from erect to pendant. Views Read Edit View history.