Anabasis

Anabasis

Synonymy

Anabasis L., Sp. Pl. 1: 223. 1753 sec. Kühn (1993)

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Notes

A diverse genus within the Salsoleae s.str. (Akhani & al. 2007) distributed throughout North African and Eurasian steppes, semi deserts and deserts. The genus evolved some extremely drought tolerant species, e.g. A. calcarea (Charif & Aellen) Bokhari & Wendelbo, showing anatomical and morphological adaptations to drought such as stunted growth-forms, reduced leaves, central water storage tissues and a multi-layered epidermis (Bokhari & Wendelbo 1978). The fruit anatomy of the genus was studied by Sukhorukov (2008).