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6. Tamarix parviflora de Candolle in A. P. de Candolle and A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 97. 1828.
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Small-flower tamarisk Small-flower tamarisk

Shrubs or trees, to 5 m. Leaves: blade lanceolate, 2–2.5 mm. Inflorescences 1.5–4 cm × 3–5 mm; bract exceeding pedicel, not reaching calyx tip. Flowers 4-merous; sepals 1–1.5 mm, margins entire or denticulate; petals oblong to ovate, 2 mm; antisepalous stamens 4, filaments confluent with nectar disc lobes, all originating from edge of disc. 2n = 24.

Flowering early spring–early summer. Riverways, lakeshores; 0–1500 m; introduced; Ariz., Calif., Colo., Kans., Miss., Nev., N.Mex., N.C., Okla., Oreg., Tex., Utah, Wash.; s Europe; n Africa; introduced also in Mexico (Baja California), South America (Argentina), Australia.

The name Tamarix tetrandra Pallas has been misapplied to T. parviflora.


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