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Salsola melitensis   (Maltese Salt Tree)


Salsola melitensis  (AMARANTHACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 2-Jan-2020)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2-Jan-2020) Salsola melitensis retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 24-Oct-2021

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Salsola melitensisBotschantzev

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Darniella melitensis (Botschantzev) Brullo
Synonym that was used for long in Malta: Darniella melitensis (Botsch.) Brullo
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] [Worldplants.de]

Plant Family :

Amaranthaceae Juss. (The Amaranth Family)
42 species from the Amaranthaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Maltese Salt Tree

Maltese name(s) :

Xebb, Siġra tal-irmied

Status for Malta :

Endemic. Occurs only on the Maltese islands

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Nano-Phanerophyte ( small trees to large shrubs, usually <5 m )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Protected by law: Regulation 26 of [S.L. 549.44] (Strictly protected endemic species)

Red List (1989) :

Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)

Flowering Time :

Summer

Colour of Flowers:

Inconspicuous

Name Derivation :

Salsola:
melitensis: "Originating from or related to the Maltese Islands. ( )


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Species endemic to the Maltese Islands, not found in the rest of Europe
Preferred habitat in Malta: Rupestral areas and sides of hill tops and escarpments, sometimes inland in rocky areas with Globigerina Limestone.
Botanical Description: Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
? Si(M)

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Species Images (20 images)
   Salsola melitensis   -   Image Code: DRNML-0.
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   Salsola melitensis   -   Image Code: DRNML-19.

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