Tamarix serotina Bunge ex Boiss.
Erect shrub, 2-3 (-4) m tall, with reddish brown to somewhat purplish brown bark, glabrous or younger parts somewhat papillose especially the rachis. Leaves simple, sessile, ovate, imperignated with salt glands, 1-2 mm long, 0.5-1 mm broad, acute. Racemes aestival, densely compound, 4-10 (-15) cm long, 3-4 mm broad, with papillose rachis. Flowers pink to dark pink, pentamerous. Bracts 1.5-2.5 mm long, amplexicaul, lanceolate, acute-acuminate, almost entire to very finely denticulate; pedicel very short, c. 0.5 mm long. Sepals 5, connate at base, 0.75-1 mm long, 0.5-0.75 mm broad, ovate, finely denticulate, outer 2 more acutish than the inner 3. Petals 5, elliptic to elliptic obovate, 1.5-1.75 mm long c. 1 mm broad, connivent. Stamens 5, exserted, filaments filiform, 1.5-1.75 mm long, anthers cordate, oblong, shortly apiculate. Disc epilophic, somewhat membranous. Ovary conical, somewhat stipitate, styles 3, ± oblong-clavate. Capsule pyramidal (4-) 5-6 mm long, 1.5-3 mm broad.
Fl. Per.: September-October.
Holotype: Turcomenia, Ins. Ogurtschinsk, Karelin (P), Iso. (P, G); Dleptotype (K).
Distribution: Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.