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Kali Mill., Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4: [195]. 1754 sec. Akhani & al. 2007



The genus comprises c. 20 C4 annual species with spiny leaf tip, except for the shrubby species Kali griffithii (Bunge) Akhani & Roalson, an endemic of SE Iran, South Afghanistan and adjacent Pakistan. The genus is native to Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean basin and also widely introduced in Australia, South Africa, and North America (Brullo & al. 2015). However, it is likely that some species are native to Australia and North America (see Hrusa & Gaskin 2008; Chinnock 2010).
The typification and nomenclature of Kali is discussed in Akhani & al. (2014). See also under Salsola.