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Pakistan | Family List | Tamaricaceae | Tamarix

5. Tamarix salina Dyer in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:248. 1874. Parker, For. Fl. Punj Haz. & Delhi 27. 1918; Baum, l.c. 147; R. R. Stewart, l.c. 490.


Erect shrub, 1-2.5 m tall with dark reddish brown bark. Leaves subamplexicaul acute, younger imbricate, entire, c. 3 mm long, 1-2.5 mm broad. Inflorescence vernal simple, racemes 2-6 cm long, 6-7 mm broad, rachis entirely glabrous. Bracts linear to linear-oblong, acutish, entire, 3-4 (-5) mm long, 1-1.25 mm broad; pedicel much shorter than the bract, c. 1 mm long. Sepals 5, slightly fused at the base, ovate, obtuse to somewhat acute, 1.5-1.75 mm long, 1-1.25 mm broad, inner 3 somewhat broader, almost entire, outer 2 smaller, subentire. Petals 5, elliptic, obovate, obtuse, entire, 2-3 mm long, 1-1.75 mm broad. Stamens 5, filaments filiform, c. 2 mm long, anthers dorsifixed, slightly apiculate, disc epilophic to confluent epilophic. Styles 4, ovary somewhat conical, c. 1.5 mm long, capsule pyramidal, 4-6 mm long.

Fl. Per.: January.

Holotype: Pakistan, Kaffir Kote and Esakhail, West Bank of Indus, 4.3.1852, Flemming 115 (K), Iso. (E).

Distribution: Endemic to Pakistan. Probably confined in Sind and Punjab.


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