Genus: Balanites Delile

Family: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamily: Tribuloideae
Alternate family(ies): Balanitaceae
Genus number: 1241
Last updated: 21-Jan-2015
Accession Count: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) against the homotypic synonym (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Agialid Adans., nom. rej.\; a masculine genus according to Melbourne ICN Art. 62.4\; proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) with feminine gender (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.11 & App. III)

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Applequist, W. L. 2014. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 66. (Taxon) 63:1363.
  • Sands, M. J. S. 2013. (2138) Proposal to conserve Balanites, nom. cons. (Zygophyllaceae) as being of feminine gender. (Taxon) 62:410-411.
  • Sands, M. J. S. 2001. The desert date and its relatives: a revision of the genus Balanites. Kew Bull. 56:1-128.
  • Sheahan, M. C. & M. W. Chase 2000. Phylogenetic relationships within Zygophyllaceae based on DNA sequences of three plastid regions, with special emphasis on Zygophylloideae. Syst. Bot. 25:371-384.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Balanites
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 18 April 2019.