Taxon: Salsola vermiculata L.

Genus: Salsola
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Subfamily: Salsoloideae
Tribe: Salsoleae
Nomen number: 316405
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:223. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Dec-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Dec-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Damascus saltwort  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • Mediterranean saltwort  (Source: Castanea) - English
  • worm-leaf salsola  (Source: State Noxweed Seed) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Castanea 61:310. 1996)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Egypt ; Libya ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan Naxcivan
    • Western Asia: Egypt Sinai; Iran ; Iraq ; Syria
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Italy Sicily
    • Southwestern Europe: Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares. (F Iberica)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. (L Macar ed4)
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually). (State Noxweed Seed)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  • Westbrooks, R. G. & R. E. Eplee 1996. Regulatory exclusion of harmful non-indigenous plants from the United States by USDA-APHIS-PPQ (Castanea) 61:310.


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