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Last updated 4/16/2020 by David Giblin.
Salicornia pacifica Standl.

Publication: N. Amer. Fl. 21: 83. 1916.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Taxonomy of Salicornia and Sarcocornia has presented challenges over the last few decades. Piirainen et al. (2017) firmly establish Sarcocornia as paraphyletic. Salicornia perennis is a European species and is a misapplied name in the North American flora.

Piirainen, M., O. Liebisch, and G. Kadereit. 2017. Phylogeny, biogeography, systematics and taxonomy of Salicornioideae (Amaranthaceae / Chenopodiaceae) – A cosmopolitan, highly specialized hygrohalophyte lineage dating back to the Oligocene. Taxon 66:109–132.

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Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Salicornia perennis Mill., Misapplied in western North America
Sarcocornia pacifica (Standl.) A.J. Scott[FNA4]
Sarcocornia perennis (Mill.) A.J. Scott, Misapplied in western North America