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Halopeplis pygmaea (Pall.) Bunge ex Ung.-Sternb.


Description from Flora of China

Salicornia pygmaea Pallas, Illustr. Pl.: 8. 1803.

Herbs annual, 5-15 cm tall. Stems erect, branched from base; branches ascending. Leaves gray-green, fleshy, subglo-bose, 2-3 mm, basally decurrent. Spikes alternate, 1-2.5 cm × ca. 3 mm. Flowers 3-glomerulate, small, slightly connate basally. Stamens 2, longer than perianth. Ovary compressed ovoid; stigmas 2, subulate. Pericarp membranous. Seed globose, 0.5-1 mm in diam.; testa yellow-brown, densely finely papillate. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Salt-lake shores. Xinjiang [C and SW Asia].


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