Tecticornia indica (Willd.) K.A.Sheph. & Paul G.Wilson, Austral. Syst. Bot. 20: 327 (2007). (syn: Arthrocnemum indicum (Willd.) Moq.; Halosarcia indica (Willd.) Paul G.Wilson; Salicornia indica Willd.; Sarcathria indica (Willd.) Raf.) as per POWO;

Tecticornia indica (Willd.) K. A. Sheph. & Paul G. Wilson subsp. indica (Syn: (≡) Arthrocnemum indicum (Willd.) Moq.; (≡) Halosarcia indica (Willd.) Paul G. Wilson; (≡) Salicornia indica Willd. (basionym)) as per GRIN;
   
Native range is Coasts of Dry Tropical Africa to KwaZulu-Natal, Indian Subcontinent, Vietnam, Jawa to N. Australia; Angola, Bangladesh, India, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Mauritania, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Queensland, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, Western Australia as per POWO;

Images by A. Lalithamba & A Sivapalan (Id help by A Lalithamba) (Inserted by J.M.Garg)

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Submission of Arthrocnemum indicum : 2 posts by 2 authors.

Plant name: Arthrocnemum indicum Thw.,  Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 246. 1861.
Ver.names: Glosswort, brown headed glosswort (Eng.); Pogadala chettu, koyyapippili పొగడాలచెట్టు, కొయ్యపిప్పిలి (Tel.).
Family: Amaranthaceae
Description:
Halophytic, succulent, much branched shrubs with jointed leafless stems; base woody;  stem mat forming, up to 50cm tall. Branches glaucous – green; erect or ascending, fleshy and jointed, 3-8 mm in diam., sometimes rooting at nodes; inter nodal segments usually club-shaped, each with a pair of opposite, terminal cups embracing the base of the next segment. Flowers minute, in simple cymes (hermaphrodite or unisexual)  immersed in the nodal cup. Perianth 4-fid, swollen and spongy in fruit. Stamens 1. Style with 2 stigmas. Utricle with membranous or indurated pericarp. 
Habitat & location: Found in saline marshy places and sea coasts.
Photographed at Lakshmipuram, Nellore district


Thanks, … GBIF states it to be doubtful species.
Catalogue of Life (2016) does not list it, while the Plant List Ver.1.1 states it to be unresolved. 
Salicornia brachiata Miq. as per IBIS Flora is a synonym of Halosarcia indica (Willd.) Paul G.Wilson as per The Plant List ver. 1.1 


There appears to be some nomenclature issue here.
It should be Tecticornia indica subsp. indica (syn. Arthrocnemum indicum (Willd.) Moq.; Salicornia indica Willd.) as per POWO and Catalogue of Life.
Arthrocnemum indicum Thw. syn. of Salicornia brachiata Roxb. looks different as per POWO.


yes , during the period there is a nomenclature change- Tecticornia indica subsp. indica (syn. Arthrocnemum indicum (Willd.) Moq.;


 

MS/ID/SEPT/2020/3 – ID of the herb : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please ID the plant grown in a marshy area. Photographed in Chennai.   

Sarcocornia sps ??? 


it is Arthrocnemum indicum


It should be Tecticornia indica subsp. indica (syn. Arthrocnemum indicum (Willd.) Moq.; Salicornia indica Willd.) as per POWO and Catalogue of Life.
Arthrocnemum indicum Thw. syn. of Salicornia brachiata Roxb. looks different as per POWO.


Salicornea brachiata is not found in this area


 

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