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Pakistan | Family List | Tamaricaceae | Tamarix

1. Tamarix indica Willd., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schr. 4:214. 1803. Bunge, Tentamen 56; Baum, l.c. 60.; Stewart in Nasir & All, Ann. Cat. Vas. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 491. 1972.


  • Tamarix bengalensis Baum
  • Tamarix epacroides Smith
  • Tamarix gallica sensu Wight & Arnott
  • Tamarix gallica var. indica (Wind.) Ehrenb.
  • Tamarix troupii Hole

    A tall shrub or small sized tree, 2-6 (-8) m tall with reddish-brown bark, glabrous. Leaves pseudovaginate, sessile, ovate with deltoid base, amplexicaul or auriculate, younger imbricate, acute, 1-2 mm long, without coherent margins. Recemes both vernal and aestival (vernal usually simple, aestival densely compound) 3-12 (-15) cm long, 3-4 (-5) mm borad. Rachis minutely papillose or entirely glabrous. Bract triangular, acuminate, somewhat irregualrly denticulate at the margin, sometimes slightly keeled, c. 1 mm long, pedicel shorter than bract, c. 0.5 mm long. Sepals 5, fused at the base inner somewhat broader than the outer, outer more acute, ovate or trullate-ovate to somewhat orbicular, deeply denticulate at the apex, margin somewhat membranous, 0.75-1 mm long, c. 0.5 mm broad. Petals 5, free, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, obtuse 1-2 mm long, 0.75-1 mm broad. Stamens 5, filaments filiform, inserted in between the 10 lobes of the mesodiscine disc, insertion perihypodiscal, anthers somewhat unequal, apiculate. Styles 3, clavate, ovary somewhat bottle-shaped, trigonous, truncate at top. Capsule c. 6 mm long, conical, triangular.

    Fl. Per.: January-October

    Holotype: India, Klein s.n.1799, Herb. Willd. No. 6063 (B).

    Distribution: Bangla Desh, Ceylon, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.


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