Salicornia, Sp. Pl. 1: 3. 1753 sec. Kadereit & al. (2006a)
- Type: Salicornia europaea
The genus is distributed worldwide (except for Australia and South America) in salt marshes and saline inland habitats and consists of annual species. It is nested within the perennial Sarcocornia. For recent molecular and morphological studies see Kadereit & al. (2007, 2012), Akhani (2008), Teege & al. (2011), Slenzka & al. (2013), Steffen & al. (2015).