Suaeda aralocaspica

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Suaeda aralocaspica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Suaedoideae
Genus: Suaeda
Species: S. aralocaspica
Binomial name
Suaeda aralocaspica

Borszczowia aralocaspica

Suaeda aralocaspica is a species of plant in the family Amaranthaceae, that is restricted to the deserts of central Asia. It is a halophyte, that uses C4 carbon fixation, but lacks the characteristic leaf anatomy of other C4 plants. It is a monoecious, annual, that grows to a height of between 20 cm and 50 cm. It flowers in August, producing seeds of two different sizes, that differ in their morphology, dormancy and germination characteristics.[1]


  1. ^ Wang, L; Huang, Z; Baskin, CC; Baskin, JM; Dong, M (2008-09-03). "Germination of Dimorphic Seeds of the Desert Annual Halophyte Suaeda aralocaspica (Chenopodiaceae), a C4 Plant without Kranz Anatomy". Ann. Bot. 102 (5): 757–69. doi:10.1093/aob/mcn158. PMC 2712381Freely accessible. PMID 18772148. Retrieved 2010-04-08.