Ceratoides

Ceratoides

 

a genus of low monoecious shrubs and subshrubs of the family Chenopodiaceae. The elliptic or lanceolate leaves are covered with stellate hairs, as are the annual shoots. The small, unisexual flowers have a four-parted simple perianth. There are seven or eight species, distributed in Southern Europe, Asia, North America, and—very rarely—North Africa. The plants grow in rocky and gravelly places in steppes, semideserts, and deserts. The USSR has two species: C. latens (formerly Eurotia ceratoides) and C. eversmanniana (formerly E. evers-manniana). C. latens grows in the southern half of the European USSR, in Middle Asia, in Siberia, and in the Caucasus. Both species are used as fuel and fodder, especially for camels.

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Low shrubs (Sarcobatus vermiculatus, Artemisia cana, Ceratoides lanata) were widespread but sparse and trees were largely absent (Jones et al.
The pollen production of local taxa is very low, among which Betula nana, Salix, Selaginella selaginoides, Dryas octopetala and steppe xerophytes Eurotia ceratoides, Ephedra and halophilous taxa Kochia prostrata, Salsola kali and Salicornia herbaceae have been identified (Pirrus 1971).
These salt desert communities are dominated by shrubs, including Ceratoides lanata, Artemisia spinescens, Atriplex confertifolia, and Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus.
Shrubs (Sarcobatus vermiculatus, Artemisia cana, Ceratoides lanata) were sparse, and trees absent, except sporadically outside the periphery of two study sites.
Betula, Pinus and Alnus pollen were dominant, other trees (Picea, Tilia and Quercus) and herbs (Artemisia, Chenopodiaceae, Eurotia ceratoides and Hippophae rhamnoides) were represented by only few grains.