Salsola kali subsp. tragus (L.) Celak., Prodr. Fl. Böhmen 2: 155 1871. (Syn: Kali australis (R.Br.) Akhani & Roalson; Salsola acicularis Salisb.; Salsola altaica (C. A. Mey.) Iljin; Salsola australis R. Br.; Salsola brachypteris Moq.; Salsola controversa Todaro ex Nym.; Salsola decumbens Lam.; Salsola iberica Sennen & Pau; Salsola kali var. altaica C. A. Mey.; Salsola kali subsp. austroafricana Aell.; Salsola kali subsp. iberica (Sennen & Pau) Rilke; Salsola kali var. pseudotragus G. Beck; Salsola kali subsp. ruthenica (Iljin) Soó; Salsola kali var. tenuifolia Tausch; Salsola kali subsp. tragus (L.) Nym.; Salsola macrophylla R. Br.; Salsola pestifer Nels.; Salsola pseudotragus (G. Beck) Iljin; Salsola rosacea Cav.; Salsola ruthenica Iljin; Salsola ruthenica var. filifolia A.J. Li; Salsola scariosa Stokes; Salsola spinosa Lam.; Salsola tragus L.; Salsola tragus subsp. iberica Sennen & Pau; Salsola tragus var. tenuifolia (Moq.) N.N. Tzvelev);
Albania, Austria, Belgium, Baleares, England, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Switzerland,
Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Italy, former Yugoslavia, Portugal, Malta, Norway,
Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Sweden, Crimea, Anatolia, Iran, Afghanistan
(Badakshan, Wakhan, Balkh, Bamyan, Ghazni, Ghorat, Helmand, Kabul, Kandahar,
Laghman, Logar, Nangarhar, Paktia / Khost, Parwan, Takhar), Pakistan (Quetta,
Baluchistan, Kurram, Peshawar), Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit, Baltistan), Jammu
& Kashmir (Ladakh),
Tunisia, Algeria, Belarus, Northern Caucasus, Georgia
[Caucasus], Armenia, Azerbaijan, Siberia (W-Siberia, C-Siberia), Russian Far
East, China (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Mongol, Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi,
Ningxia, Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Shandong, Jiangsu), Tibet, Mongolia, C-, E-
& N-European Russia, Crimea, Ukraine, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Estonia (introduced), Libya, Tunisia,
Algeria, Morocco, Australia (introduced) (Western Australia (introduced),
Northern Territory (introduced), South Australia (introduced), Queensland
(introduced), New South Wales (introduced), Victoria (introduced), Tasmania
(introduced)), Pakistan, South Africa (Transvaal, Free State, Cape Prov.),
Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Java (Kangean Arch., Madura Isl.), Sulawesi (incl.
Selayar), Buton Isl., Lesser Sunda Isl. (Bali, Timor), Moluccas (Kei Isl.), New
Guinea, New Zealand (introduced), New Caledonia, Chile (introduced), Argentina
(introduced), Uruguay (introduced), Cyprus (C-Mountains, E-Cyprus, N-Cyprus,
S-Cyprus, W-Cyprus), Rhodos, Egypt (NE-Egypt, Nile Delta, NW-coastal Egypt),
Iran (EC-Iran, N-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan, W-Iran), Iraq (NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq:
Mesopotamia), Israel (C-Israel, coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley, N-Israel),
Kuwait, Lebanon (coastal W-Lebanon), Saudi Arabia (C-Saudi Arabia, Hejaz, Asir),
Sinai peninsula (C-Sinai, N-Sinai, S-Sinai), Syria (coastal W-Syria, C-Syrian
Desert, Jazira), Yemen, Azores (Sao Miguel Isl., Terceira, Pico, Faial), Madeira
(Porto Santo Isl.), Canary Isl. (Gran Canaria, Tenerife), Canada (introduced)
(Alberta (introduced), British Columbia (introduced), Manitoba (introduced), New
Brunswick (introduced), Newfoundland & Labrador (introduced), Nova Scotia
(introduced), Ontario (introduced), Prince Edward Island (introduced), Quebec
(introduced), Saskatchewan (introduced)), USA (introduced) (Alabama
(introduced), Arizona (introduced), Arkansas (introduced), California
(introduced), Colorado (introduced), Connecticut (introduced), Delaware
(introduced), D.C. (introduced), Georgia (introduced), Idaho (introduced),
Illinois (introduced), Indiana (introduced), Iowa (introduced), Kansas
(introduced), Kentucky (introduced), Louisiana (introduced), Maine (introduced),
Maryland (introduced), Massachusetts (introduced), Michigan (introduced),
Minnesota (introduced), Mississippi (introduced), Missouri (introduced), Montana
(introduced), Nebraska (introduced), Nevada (introduced), New Hampshire
(introduced), New Jersey (introduced), New Mexico (introduced), New York
(introduced), North Carolina (introduced), North Dakota (introduced), Ohio
(introduced), Oklahoma (introduced), Oregon (introduced), Pennsylvania
(introduced), Rhode Island (introduced), South Carolina (introduced), South
Dakota (introduced), Tennessee (introduced), Texas (introduced), Utah
(introduced), Vermont (introduced), Virginia (introduced), Washington
(introduced), West Virginia (introduced), Wisconsin (introduced), Wyoming
(introduced)), Mexico (introduced), Central America (introduced), South America
(introduced), Hawaii (introduced) (East Maui (introduced), Kahoolawe Isl.
(introduced), Hawaii Isl. (introduced))
as per Catalogue of Life;

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ID request-011111-PKA1: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
Seen this herb in the sandy soil near Shiok River at Village Turtuk (Ladakh).
Date/Time: 18-09-2011 / 06:30PM
Location: Turtuk, Ladakh (Altitude: Approx: 11000ft).
Plant habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild 
Could this be “Salsola tragus” (Family: Chenopodiaceae)??


I think yes


 

 

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Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week :: PKA2 :: Salsola tragus at Turtuk Ladakh:  Bot. name: Salsola tragus

Family: Chenopodiaceae
Location: Turtuk, Ladakh (seen this in the sandy soil near Shiok river).
Plant habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild


 

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SK40JUL21-2016:ID : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 Mb each except one. 

Enclosing some pictures for identification.
Location : Sangam, Leh 
Date: 20 August, 2014


I think this may be Salsola kali – found sparsely distributed on the coast of the British Isles on sandy shores – no doubt the forms in Ladakh are recognised as a different variety.
Stewart tells us at Skardu it grows in the hottest sand with Sophora and Echinopsalso grows in Baluchistan and Peshawar. A common desert weed, variable


Spoke too soon and did not check properly – I am getting tired and the pain (which I get for much of every day) is playing up.  Let me just get this off too you, then a rest.
I note that Dickore & Klimes did not list Salsola kali but two species Salsola tragus and Salsola jacquemontii – not mentioned by Stewart.
I was correct in my comment that no doubt the ‘forms’ in Ladakh are recognised as a different ‘variety’ – even at species level.
I see there is a S.kali subsp. tragus – from which S.tragus no doubt comes. Also known as Kali tragus – and ‘Russian Thistle’. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kali_tragus.
Had not realised it was one of the US “tumbleweeds”!
Don’t currently know how to distinguish between Salsola (or should it be Kali) tragus and S.jacquemontii.


Thanks, …, Seems close as per … images at Salsola kali subsp. tragus


Yes. 


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SK41JUL21-2016:ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Enclosing some pictures for identification.
Location : Sangam, Leh 
Date:20 August, 2014


Can it be some Salsola species of Amaranthaceae ?  


My correct suggestion, which had ended up being included in the previous post, which has 3 (not 2) images, also from Sangam but clearly do not belong to Amaranthanceae (previously Chenopodiaceae). 
Another one I am struggling – very speculatively Chenopodiaceae (as the family was)?
Perhaps even the Salsola (now Kali) I suggested for the other specimens from this location? Which is what … is also suggesting.


Did not find any match as suggested.


Just a guess: Elaeoselinum tenuifolium (Lag.) Lange (accepted name)


Does not match your guess with images at
http://josenaturaleza.blogspot.in/2011/08/distichoselinum-tenuifolium-garcia.html


This species look like Mattiastrum thomsonii of Boragenaceae. But I am not sure this is also confusing with Mathiola flavida species of Brassicaceae


This looks like Salsola tragus


 

 
 
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