Tamarix karakalensis var. verrucifera Freyn
Shrubs or under-sized tree, 2-3(-4) m tall with reddish brown-pinkish bark, densely branched, glabrous. Leaves sessile, with narrow base, somewhat ovate-deltoid, acute, with minutely papillose margin, (-1) 1.5-2.5 mm long; 0.5 mm broad. Inflorescence compound raceme, dense, erect or subspreading, both aestival and vernal, 1.5-5(-8) cm long, 2.5-4 mm broad. Bracts ovate, triangulate 1-1.5 mm long, 0.5 mm broad, acuminate, entire, pedicel 0.5-1 mm long, rarely equal to bracts. Calyx 5-lobed, sepals 0.5-0.75 mm long, 0.3 mm broad, ovate to trullate-ovate, finely denticulate, the outer 2 obtuse than the inner 3. Petals 5, obovate, 1-1.75 mm long, 0.5 mm broad, pink, caducous. Stamens 5, filaments slender, 2-3 mm long, anthers dorsifixed, acute-subobtuse, disc purplish, deeply 5-lobed, lobes notched, thus became obscurely 10 lobed, insertion of filaments peridiscal, inserted between the lobes of the disc (Mesodiscine disc), anthers subreniform, exapiculate to somewhat apiculate. Ovary conical, 0.75-1.25 mm long, styles3, very short, almost fused. Capsule 34 (-5) mm long, 1 mm broad, dehiscing by 3 longitudinal valves. Seeds many.
Fl. Per.: March-September.
Holotype: Haufig an den steningen ufern des obern strafschan bis in den Karatau 6.9.1841. Lehman (P); Cleptotype (K).
Distribution: Iraq, Iran, Russia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Grows in the dry river beds and river banks of Baluchistan and Northern regions of Pakistan.