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Abstract

Notes on the typification and nomenclature of Salsola and Kali (Chenopodiaceae).

Abstract

The origin of the generic names Salsola L. and Kali Mill. is discussed. The latter is a legitimate name, published independently from Salsola, even though the original generic boundaries are by and large the same. The type of Salsola is S. soda L., the earliest to have been designated in a non-supersedable way. The type of Kali is S. kali L. (K. soda Moench non (L.) Scop.;=K. turgidum (Dumort.) Guterm.). The current nomenclatural situation is satisfactory and need not be changed by any conservation proposal.