Succulent shrub with articulate stems. Leaves scale-like. Flowers in groups of 3 or 2 in the axils of scale-like, opposite, free bracts, slightly immersed in the axils; perianth 3-lobed, herbaceous, lobes connate below the middle, unequal, two of them carinate; stamen 1; stigmas 2, subulate. Embryo semi-annular; radicle inferior. Zn = 18. One sp.,
Halocnemum strobilaceum (Pallas) M. Bieb._ Mediterr. Europe, W and C Asia.