Bassia tomentosa

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Bassia tomentosa


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Amaranthaceae s.l.
Cladus: Chenopodiaceae s.str.
Subfamilia: Camphorosmoideae
Tribus: Camphorosmeae
Genus: Bassia
Species: Bassia tomentosa



Bassia tomentosa (Lowe) Maire & Weiller, in Maire, Fl. Afr. Nord 8. 53. (1962)


  • Basionym
    • Suaeda tomentosa Lowe, Trans. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 6: reimpr. 12.: 534 (1838)
      • Type: "In collibus maritimis Promontorii Pta. Sao Lorenco dicti Maderae rariss; Etiam in portu Sto."
  • Homotypic
    • Chenolea tomentosa (Lowe) Maire, in Emberger & Maire, Cat. Pl. Maroc 4: 973. (1941)
    • Chenoleoides tomentosa (Lowe) Botsch., in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 61: 1409. (1976)
  • Heterotypic (ref. Kadereit & Freitag 2011:)
    • Salsola lanata Masson, in Buch: Physicalische Beschreibung der Canarischen Inseln: 141 (1825), nom. illeg. (non Salsola lanata Pall. 1773)
    • Chenolea canariensis Moq., Chenop. Monogr. Enum.: 96. (1840), des. inval.
    • Chenolea lanata Moq. in Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 129. (1849)
      • Type: Ad littora Lancerottae et in promont. Teneriffae. Punta del Aguja (Webb), in Madera (Lemann) et Porto Sancto (Lowe). Type: Herb. Webb et DC.
    • Suaeda villosa Lowe ex Moq., Candolle, Prodr. 13(2): 129. (1849), nomen in syn.
  • ref Hassler 2018
    • Kirilowia canariensis (Moq.) G.L.Chu, Gen. New Evol. System World Chenopod. 191. (2017)


Native distribution areas:
  • Africa
    • Northern Africa
      • Morocco
    • Macaronesia
      • Canary Islands, Madeira islands

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Maire, R.C.J.E.† 1962. Flore de l'Afrique du Nord 8. Dicotyledoneae, Archichlamydeae: Centrospermales: Chenopodiaceae, Amaranthaceae, Nyctaginaceae, Phytolaccaceae, Thelygonaceae, Aizoaceae, Portulacaceae, Basellaceae. 303 pp. Paul Lechevalier, Paris. PDF Reference page. : 53
  • Lowe, R.T. 1838. Novitiae florae Maderensis: or Notes and Gleanings of Maderan Botany. Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 6: reimpr. 12. 523–551. BHL Reference page. : 534

Additional references

  • Kadereit, G. & Freitag, H. 2011. Molecular phylogeny of Camphorosmeae (Camphorosmoideae, Chenopodiaceae): Implications for biogeography, evolution of C4-photosynthesis and taxonomy. Taxon 60(1): 51–78. DOI: 10.1002/tax.601006  PDF.Reference page. : 74
  • Uotila, P. 2011. Bassia tomentosa. In: Chenopodiaceae (pro parte majore). Euro+Med Plantbase - the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity.
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