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17. Tamarix dioica Roxb. ex Roch, Nov. Pl. Ind. Or. 185. 1821. Bunge, l.c. 75; Dyer l.c. 249; Talbot, l.c. 85; Cooke, l.c. 75. 1958 (Reprint. ed); Schiman-Czeika, l.c. 14; Baum, l.c. 80.


  • Tamarix dioica* Roxb.
  • Tamarix longe-pedunculata Blatt. & Hallb.

    Shrub or under-sized tree with reddish bark, entirely glabrous, leaves vaginate, abruptly acuminate, 1.5-3 mm long, with a broad whitish margin. Plants dioecious. Recemes aestival, simple or loosely compound male racemes, 3-8 cm long, 7-8 mm broad, compact, female raceme as long as the male raceme or somewhat longer, 3-5 mm broad. Flowers purple or purplish pink, subsessile. Bracts semiamplexicaul, triangular, acuminate, 2.5-3 mm long, 1 mm broad. Sepals 5, ovate to broadly ovate or somewhat orbicular, c. 2 mm long, c. 1.5 mm broad, almost entire, obtuse. Petals 5, free, obovate, 2.5 mm long, 1-1.25 mm broad, entire, obtuse. Stamens 5, filaments filiform, 1.75-2 mm long, inserted in between the notches of the disc (mesodiscine disc), notches almost entire to slightly emarginate, anthers obtuse, ± sagittate; stamens abortive in the female flowers. Styles 3 as long as the ovary or slightly shorter, exserted, ovary triquetrous 1-1.5 mm long, abortive or absent in male flowers.

    Fl. Per.: April-November.

    Neo-type: Gualpooren, Wallich No. 3756 b (K-W); Iso. (BM).

    Distribution: Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Bangla Desh and Burma.


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