Bassia scoparia (L.) A.J.Scott, Feddes Repert. 89: 108 1978. (Syn: Atriplex scoparia (L.) Crantz; Bassia scoparia var. culta Voss …….; Bassia sicorica (O.Bolòs & Masclans) Greuter & Burdet; Bassia sieversiana (Pall.) W.A.Weber; Bushiola scoparia (L.) Nieuwl.; Chenopodium scoparia L.; Kochia densiflora Turcz. ex Aellen; Kochia parodii Aellen; Kochia parodii var. contracta Aellen; Kochia parodii var. densa Aellen; Kochia parodii var. elongata Aellen; Kochia parodii var. glabrescen Aellen; Kochia prostrata var. densiflora Moq.; Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.; Kochia scoparia var. alata Blom ………..; Kochia sicorica O.Bolòs & Masclans; Kochia sieversiana (Pall.) C.A. Mey.; Kochia trichophylla hort.; Salsola scoparia (L.) M.Bieb.; Salsola sieversiana Pall. ex Steud. (Unresolved); Salsola songarica Siev. ex Pall. (Unresolved); Suaeda cinerea Schur (Unresolved); Suaeda sieversiana Pall.;                         (=) Kochia childsii hort. ex anon.; (=) Kochia scoparia f. trichophylla (hort. ex Voss) Schinz & Thell.);

by Alka Khare (Validated by D S Rawat) & Nidha Singh (Validated by Surajit Koley) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)








Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: NS 009: Bassia scoparia? from IB College, panipat: This commonly planted grassy herb was shot from my college garden.. wanted to confirm the species..
is this Bassia scoparia Syn. Kochia scoparia ?

Thanks … for this upload. yet to find this one.

I do not know this plant and Bengal Plants doesn’t feature it. But, FoC tells me that it is Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad. (syn./accepted name Bassia scoparia (L.) A.J.Scott), as has been identified by …
F. B. I. mentions its distribution in North-West India.
I thank … for introducing me to a new plant.



Requesting to please validate ID of this ornamental at the Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar in October 2014.
I hope this is Bassia scoparia.

Yes correctly identified.