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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Bassia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Amaranthaceae > Subfamily: Chenopodioideae

About 10 species, native to Eurasia and Africa, with four species native to southern Africa. Found in salt marshes along the coast and along rivers.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Bassia diffusa


Bassia dinteri


Bassia indica


Bassia salsoloides



  • Scott, A.J. 1978. A revision of the Camphorosmoideae (Chenopodiaceae). Feddes Repertorium 89: 101-119.