Haloxylon salicornicum

Haloxylon salicornicum is a shrub or undershrub belonging to the family Amaranthaceae.[1] It is a desert shrub and is found in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and Pakistan.[2]

Haloxylon salicornicum
Scientific classification
H. salicornicum
Binomial name
Haloxylon salicornicum

Arthrophytum articulatum (Moq.) Iljin
Caroxylon articulatum Moq.
Caroxylon salicornicum Moq.
Haloxylon articulatum (Moq.) Bunge
Haloxylon schweinfurthii Asch. & Schweinf.
Hammada articulata (Moq.) O.Bolòs & Vigo
Hammada elegans (Bunge) Botsch.
Hammada hispanica Botsch.
Hammada salicornica (Moq.) Iljin
Salsola articulata Cav.


Haloxylon salicornicum is an almost leafless, much-branched shrub, growing up to 60 cm (20 in) in height. The stems are pale and the plant lacks large foliage-type leaves, having instead minute triangular cup-shaped scales with membranous margins and woolly interiors. The flowers are in short spikes up to 6 cm (2 in) long.[2] This plant is found in sandhills, sand ridges and other arid habitats.


  1. ^ a b c "Haloxylon salicornicum (Moq.) Bunge ex Boiss". Plants of the World Online. The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. n.d. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Haloxylon salicornicum". Flora of Pakistan. Retrieved 26 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)