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|Family: Tamaricaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Tamarix||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst.
Habit: Large shrub or tree, < 25 m. Leaf: united completely around stem (giving stem +- jointed appearance), +- 2 mm, +- mucronate. Inflorescence: 2° raceme 2--6 cm; bract triangular, acuminate. Flower: sepals 5, 1--1.5 mm, +- round, tip obtuse, entire; petals 5, 2--2.5 mm, oblong to elliptic; stamens 5, alternate nectary disk lobes.
Ecology: Uncommon. Washes, roadsides; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: e SCo, D; Distribution Outside California: to Utah, Texas, northern Mexico; native western India to northern and western Africa. Flowering Time: May--Nov Note: Hybridizes with Tamarix ramosissima, Tamarix chinensis (rarely).
eFlora Treatment Author: John F. Gaskin
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Tamarix
Next taxon: Tamarix chinensis
Citation for this treatment: John F. Gaskin 2016. Tamarix aphylla, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=46067, accessed on December 04, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 04, 2016.