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Chenolea Thunb., Nov. Gen. Pl. 1: 9. 1781 sec. Kadereit & Freitag 20111
  • 1. Kadereit, G. & Freitag, H. E. 2011: Molecular phylogeny of Camphorosmeae (Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae): Implications for biogeography, evolution of C4-photosynthesis and taxonomy. – Taxon 60(1): 51-78.


This genus is distributed in southern Africa and comprises two perennial species (Snijman & Manning 2013; Kadereit & al. 2014). Other taxa previously placed in Chenolea are now mainly included in Bassia s.l. or Chenoleoides (see discussion under Bassia).A,B


A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383.
B. Kadereit, G., Lauterbach, M., Pirie, M. D., Arafeh, R. & Freitag, H. E. 2014: When do different C4 leaf anatomies indicate independent C4 origins? – Parallel evolution of C4 leaf types in Camphorosmeae (Chenopodiaceae). – J. Exp. Bot. 65: 3499 – 3511.