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16. Tamarix kotschyi Bunge, Tent. 30. 1852. Boiss., l.c. 770; Gorshk., l.c. 15; Parsa, Flora de 1' Iran (1): 1277. 1951; Baum, l.c. 120. (excl. syn. Tamarix leptopetala Bunge).


  • Tamarix araratica (Bunge) Gorshk.
  • Tamarix kotschyi var. rosea Litw.
  • Tamarix laxa var. araratica Bunge
  • Tamarix tetrandra var. parviflora Boiss. ex Bunge

    A medium sized shrub c. 2 m tall with grayish brown to deep purplish brown bark, almost glabrous, younger parts very minutely papillose. Leaves sessile, broadly ovate, 1-2 mm long, c. 1 mm broad, acute with scarious white margins, the younger leaves somewhat amplexicaul. Raceme vernal and aestival both, vernal simple, aestival compound, 1-4 cm long, 3-4 mm broad, peduncle densely covered with somewhat ovate, lanceolate acutish scales. Bracts 1.25-1.5 (-2) mm long, membranous, diaphanous, ovate or somewhat ovate lanceolate, boat like, ending in a blunt point; pedicel 0.75-1.25 mm long. Flowers tetramerous, pinkish or white. Sepals broadly ovate, 0.75-1 mm long, 0.5 mm broad, with denticulate margin, the outer 2 more acute than the inner one. Petals elliptic obovate, (1.75-) 2-2.25 mm long, 1 mm broad, obtuse, caducous. Stamens 4, filaments c. 2 mm long with obtuse anthers, confluent with the dialted lobes of the disc (epilophic). Styles 3, obovate, connivent. Ovary conic, c. 1 mm long. Capsule pyramidal shaped 2.5-4 mm long, 1.5 mm broad.

    Fl. Per.: April - July.

    Holotype: ad revulos in montibus Prope Pagum Gere inter Aubschir et Shiras, 24th. March, 1842, Kotschy 100 (P; Iso. (G, K).

    Distribution: Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


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