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8. Tamarix smyrnensis Bunge, Tentamen Tamarix. 53. 1852. Baum, l.c. 45 (excl. Syn. Tamarix hohenackeri Bunge, Tamarix bachtiarica Bunge ex Boiss., Tamarix florida Stev. ex Bunge, Tamarix jordanis Boiss. ssp. xeropetala Gutm. and Tamarix jordanis Boiss. ssp. brachystachys Zoh.); in Davis, Fl. Turkey 2:350. 1967.


  • Tamarix florida var. rosea Bunge
  • Tamarix gallica var. pyconostachys Ledeb.
  • Tamarix lessingii Persl. ex Bunge
  • Tamarix pallasii var effusa Bunge
  • Tamarix pallasii var. albiflora Grint
  • Tamarix pallasii var. macrostemon Bunge
  • Tamarix pallasii var. moldavica Bunge
  • 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.


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