Differentiating features of Sympegma regelii and Salsola arbuscula (vegetative plants) in Mongolia


Sympegma regelii Salsola arbuscula
leaf type C 3 C 4
leaf anatomie complex peripheral chlorenchyma,
without Kranz issues;
secondary bundles hidden deep in the axis
concentric peripheral chlorenchyma
leaf apex less pungent pungent
leaves delicate robust
leave base trend to build a pulvinus pulvinus obvious
branching erect nearly rectangular, squarrose
annual shoots longitudinal striped slightly longitudinal striped

data compiled by: S. Rilke