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Keywords:

  • Salicorniaceae;
  • Salicornia;
  • Sarcocornia

The family Salicorniaceae J. Agardh is reinstated and includes 12 genera of succulent, apparently leafless plants formerly contained in the Chenopodiaceae. One of the genera is new and contains 15 species throughout the world, formerly placed in either Salicornia or Arthrocne-mum. The remaining species of Salicornia are placed in 3 sections. The classification, origin and evolution of the family are discussed and the typification of Katidiopsis, here reduced to a synonym of Kalidium, and the lectotypification of Arthrocnemum are examined.