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13. Tamarix szovitsiana Bunge, Tent. Gen. Tam. 26. 1852. Boiss., l.c. 679; Parsa, Florae de 1-Iran 1:1276. 1951; Baum, l.c. 91. (excl. syn. Tamarix laxa Willd. var. micrantha Bunge).


  • Tamarix isphanica Bunge. ex Boiss.

    Shrubs, entirely glabrous with greyish brown bark. Leaves sessile, somewhat elliptic ovate-lanceolate, acute with diaphanous (cartilaginous) end, 2-2.5 mm long, 0.5-0.75 mm broad, branches and racemes somewhat squamate at the base, scales brown, ovate. Racemes lateral, vernal, 2-4 cm long, 7-10 mm broad. Bracts oblong-lanceolate, obtuse, finely denticulate, apex cartilaginous, 2-3 mm long, 1-1.25 mm broad, pedicel shorter than bract, 2-2.5 mm long. Flowers tetramerous, pink or whitish pink. Sepals ovate, finely denticulate, c. 1.5 mm long, c. 1 mm broad with membranous margin, outer 2 more acute than the inner 2. Petals broadly elliptic to obovate, somewhat attenuate at the base, first erect, later on reflaxed, 2-2.5 mm long, 1-1.5 mm broad. Stamens 4, filaments fused with the discal lobes, disc epilophic or confluent epiophic, anthers cordate, minutely apiculate, c.1 mm long, filaments twice the length of the anthers. Styles 4, free, ovary trigonous, 3-3.5 mm long.

    Holotype: In Campo Salso ad Pagum Schabanli districti Kohi Provincae Aderbeidschan, Persiae borealis, 27 April 1826, Szovits 135 (P); Iso. (G, P, W), Cleptotype (K).

    Distribution: Russia, Iran and Pakistan.


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