A genus of one shrubby species. Leaves abruptly pinnate. Flowers pink, rather large, umbellate, axillary, or fascicled on the old nodes. Pod stalked, very turgid, thickly coriaceous. From 19 Halimodendron 128 saline, and 19 Halimodendron 129 a tree, from the nature of its habitat.

1. H. argenteum. - Foliage usually covered with a silvery down. Leaflets few, the upper ones sometimes reduced to prickles. A very pretty shrub, especially when grafted upon the Laburnum as a standard. A native of Russian Asia.