Tamarix martana Kom.
Glabrous shrub, 2-3 m tall, with somewhat reddish brown bark. Branches more or less appressed. Leaves sessile, ovate to ovate-oblong with somewhat narrow base, 1-2(-3) mm long, 0.5-0.75 mm broad, acute. Racemes aestival and vernal both, vernal simple, aestival compound, 4-15 cm long, 3-4 mm broad, peduncle 0.5-2 cm long. Flowers pentamerous, pink. Bract triangulate-ovate or lanceolate, c. 2 mm long, 0.25 mm broad or slightly more; pedicel 0.5-0.75 mm long. Sepals ovate, finely denticulate, 0.75 mm long, 0.5 mm broad, outer more acutish than the inners. Petals 5, elliptic obovate, entire, c. 1 mm long, 0.5-0.75 mm broad. Stamens 5, c. 1 mm long, filaments filiform, inserted in between the notches of the mesodiscine disc, with hypodiscal insertion, anthers slightly apiculate. Styles 3, short, stigmas discoid, ovary c. 1 mm long, capsule pyramidal, 34 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad.
Holotype: Chiwa below Ammu-Daria and Chiwa, Korolkow et Kranse, 25.5.1873 (LE. n.v.); Iso. (G, K, W).
Distribution: Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.