Zaleya, Fl. Indica: 110. 1768 sec. Hartmann (2001b)
- =Rocama, Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 71. 1775 syn. sec. Hartmann (1993)
The genus is monophyletic and belongs to Sesuvioideae where it is sister to Sesuvium (Bohley & al. 2015). Zaleya is a C4 genus and distributed in East Africa, southern Asia and Australia. It contains seven spp. (Hartmann 2011b).