Tamarix pauciovulata* J. Gay ex Batt. & Trab.
A medium sized shrub, 1-2 (-3) m tall with greyish brown to blackish brown bark, younger parts pubescent. Leaves amplexicaul to semiamplexicaul, somewhat ovate with spreading apex, 1-2.5 mm long, (on the older branches 3-3.5 mm long) 1-1.5 mm broad with punctate glands. Racemes mostly aestival, 2-4 (-5) cm long, 6-8 mm broad with papillose to almost glabrous rachis. Flowers pentamerous, pinkish to purplish pink. Bracts amplexicaul to semiamplexicaul, triangular, acuminate (1-) 1.25-1.75 mm long, c. 1 mm broad; pedicel usually shorter than bract, c. 1 mm long. Sepals 5, slightly connate at the base, 2 mm long, slightly more than 1 mm broad, outer 2 more acute, ovate finely denticulate, inner 3 trullate-ovate, obtusish. Petals 5, elliptic obovate, to slightly ovate, entire, 34 (-5) mm long, 1.75-2 (-2.5) mm btoad. Stamens 7-10, usually less than 10, inconspicuously alternately long and short, longer, 3 mm long, shorter stamens 2.5-2.75 mm long, anthers apiculate, cordate, less than 0.75 mm long, filaments confluent with the discal lobes, disc epdiscine, styles 3, short, stigma discoid, ovary bottle-shaped, 2.5 mm long. Capsule ovate-pyramidal shaped, 8-10 (-12) mm long, 2.5-3 mm broad rupturing by 3 valves, seeds somewhat oblong.
Fl. Per.: January-October.
Isotype: In Aeg. Deserto Inter San et Salahie am 1820-1826 April, C.G. Ehrenberg (K, P, W).
Distribution: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Hussia and Pakistan.