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Shrub, tree, much-branched.
Stem: trunk bark rough.
Leaf: alternate, sessile, entire, often scale-like, generally with salt-excreting glands.
Inflorescence: [ spike], raceme, compound raceme, [ flowers 1]; bracts scale-like.
Flower: sepals 4–5, generally free, overlapping; petals 4–5, free, overlapping, generally attached below nectary; stamens 4–5[many], attached below or to nectary; ovary superior, 1-chambered, placentas basal or parietal, intrusive (simulating chambers) or not, ovules 2–many; styles [0,2]3–4.
Fruit: capsule, loculicidal.
Seed: many, hairy.
± 4 genera, 80 species: Eurasia, Africa. [Gaskin 2003 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 90:109–118] Often in saline habitats. —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Key to Tamarix
Stem: young stems often ± pendent, slender, ± covered by leaves, hairy or glabrous.
Leaf: small, awl- or scale-like, sessile, generally ± clasping stem, generally encrusted with excreted salt.
Inflorescence: raceme or compound raceme on current or previous yr's twigs; bract generally ± clasping.
Flower: sepals 4–5, generally ± united at base, persistent; petals 4–5, free, deciduous to persistent, white, pink, red; stamens 4–5, free; nectary disk lobes 4–5, alternate or confluent with filaments; styles 3–4.
Fruit: valves ± lanceolate.
Seed: hairs in tuft at tip, > seed.
± 60 species: Eurasia, Africa. (Latin: Tamaris River, Spain) [Beauchamp et al. 2005 Plant & Soil 275:221–231] Invasive weeds with deep roots, especially along streams, irrigation canals. Most CA species originally cultivated for ornamental, windbreaks; some hybridize. Tamarix africana Poir. excluded.
Unabridged references: [Baum 1967 Baileya 15:19–25; Beauchamp et al. 2005 Plant & Soil 275 (1–2):221–231; Di Tomaso 1998 Weed Technology 12:326–336]
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