Halothamnus, Ill. Pl. Orient. 2: 50. 1845 sec. Kothe-Heinrich (1993)
- Type: Halothamnus bottae
Halothamnus belongs to Salsoleae s.str. and is likely monophyletic (Akhani & al. 2007). The genus comprises 21 species, most of which are small shrubs or subshrubs, only two species are annuals. It is found from Somalia in the West to Kazakhstan in the East in desert and semi-desert habitats (Kothe-Heinrich 1993).