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TAMARICACEAE TAMARISK FAMILY

John F. Gaskin

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[5]. 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.

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Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Aug 20 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Tamaricaceae, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=269, accessed on Aug 20 2014

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