Genus: Balanites Delile

Family: Zygophyllaceae
Subfamily: Tribuloideae
Alternate family(ies): Balanitaceae
Genus number: 1241
Last updated: 05-Jun-2019
Accession Count: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
  • • conserved (nom. cons.) against the homotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Agialid Adans., nom. rej.
  • • a masculine genus according to Shenzhen ICN Art. 62.4, but now conserved (nom. cons.) with feminine gender (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.11 & App. III)

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Applequist, W. L. 2014. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 66. Taxon 63:1363. DOI: 10.12705/636.20 Note: proposal recommended, approved at Shenzhen IBC
  2. Sands, M. J. S. 2001. The desert date and its relatives: a revision of the genus Balanites. Kew Bull. 56:1-128.
  3. Sands, M. J. S. 2013. (2138) Proposal to conserve Balanites, nom. cons. (Zygophyllaceae) as being of feminine gender. Taxon 62:410-411. DOI: 10.12705/622.25
  4. 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. URL:
  5. Wilson, K. L. 2016. Report of the General Committee: 15. Taxon 65:1150. Note: proposal recommended

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 30 May 2020.