Tamarix pallasii var. smyrnensis (Bunge) Boiss.
A tall shrub or undersized tree, 1.54 (-5) m tall with reddish brown bark, entirely glabrous. Leaves lanceolate-ovate, sessile with somewhat narrow base, 2-3 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad, entire, acute. Racemes aestival, compound 1-4 cm long, 3.4 mm broad with naked floral axis from the base to some way. Flowers pentamerous, pink or pinkish white; peduncle 0.5-1 cm long. Bracts triangular, amplexicaul, acute, entire 1.75-2.25 mm long, 0.5-0.75 mm broad, pedicel 0.5-1 mm long. Sepals fused at the base, ovate to trullate-ovate, 1 mm long 0.5-0.75 mm broad, denticulate especially at the apex, obtuse. Petals 5, orbicular-suborbicular or ovate, with a gibbous base, connivent, 1.25-2 mm long, 1 mm broad, persistent. Stamens 5, filaments filiform, inserted in between the lobes of mesodiscine disc, lobes not deeply emarginate, anthers cordate not apiculate. Styles 3, somewhat clavate, ovary somewhat stipitate, c. 2 mm long. Capsule pyramidal, 4-5 mm long.
Fl. Per.: April-October.
Holotype: In arenosis humidis Symrnae, Fleischer, 131 April, 1827 (p), Isl. (K).
Distribution: Rumania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.