Bassia indica (Wight) A. J. Scott, Feddes Repert. 89: 108. (1978). (syn: Kochia indica Wight; Kochia griffithii Bunge ex Boiss.; Kochia scoparia subsp. indica (Wight) Aellen; Bassia joppensis Bornm. & Dinsm.);

Morocco; Algeria; Tunisia; Libya; Afghanistan (Nangarhar); Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, N. W. Frontier Prov., Pakistani Punjab); NW-India (Jammu, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir); Israel (coastal W-Israel, N-Negev Desert); Egypt (Desert Oases, Great Southwestern Desert, Nile Delta, NW-coastal Egypt); Saudi Arabia (C-Saudi Arabia, NE-Saudi Arabia, Nejd Desert); Sinai peninsula (N-Sinai); Sudan; South Africa [I] (Free State [I]); Kenya [I] as per Catalogue of Life;


Amaranthaceae plant for id from Panipat
This is a large herb growing wild

Shot on 11-10-2010

This may be another Kochia species as in –

Kochia prostrata?

Please also see Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad. –

Bassia indica (Wight) A.J.Scott ??

Bassia indica (Wight) A.J.Scott may be possible as per GBIF, but I am not sure.

Yes, it is Bassia indica.



Chenopodiaceae and Amaranthaceae Week: BS28: UID-4 Amaramthaceae Herb for id from Panipat:

large amaranthaceae Herb for Id from Khukhrana Panipat
it is present everywhere along roadside in many areas of Northern Haryana.
Can this be Bassia or salsola.

earlier two forms of this plant was in single thread


Further investigation revealed that wooly form earlier posted in this week and plant posted in this mail are little bit different

Pls id

I think this is Kochia (Bassia) species, may be similar to –

Mix-up of posts?

Yellow flowering sp. looks like Bassia indica (Wight) A.J.Scott !



please ID:  Please identify this plant

place where found – Sirsa district, Haryana
Habitat – roadside and waste areas
Habit- herb
Height – 1ft
flowers – not seen
Fruits – not seen
leaves very small

conditions- Early morning,
Temperature – 16-20C
no frost, some dew
Soil – Sandy
Companion – Aerua tomentosa

– May be a species of *Tamarix* ? Possibly *T. appyla.

– It may be Bassia dasyphylla or Salsola

Bassia indica (Wight) A.J.Scott  ??

I think looks different from Bassia indica (Wight) A.J.Scott  as per GBIF

It seems to be Bassia indica, but the habit is quite strage. Could you please provide more close-up images at the fruiting stage? The leaves should be more or less fleshy, it is also a good character for the identification of this species.





References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens)  India Biodiversity Portal   Plant illustration  SEINet Portal Network  CABI

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