Tamarix aphylla

(Linnaeus) H. Karsten

Deut. Fl., 641. 1882

Common names: Athel tamarisk
IllustratedIntroducedWeedy
Basionyms: Thuja aphylla Linnaeus Cent. Pl. I, 32. 1775
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 416. Mentioned on page 414, 415.
Trees, to 10+ m. Leaves sheathing; blade abruptly pointed, 2 mm. Inflorescences 3–6 cm × 4–5 mm; bract exceeding pedicel, not reaching calyx tip. Flowers 5-merous; sepals 1–1.5 mm, margins entire; petals oblong to elliptic, 2–2.5 mm; antisepalous stamens 5, filaments alternate with nectar disc lobes, all originating from edge of disc. 2n = 24.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–early winter.
Habitat: Lakeshores, riverways, sandy soil
Elevation: 0–600 m

Distribution

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Ariz., Calif., Nev., Tex., Utah, sw Asia, n Africa, introduced also in Mexico (Baja California, Coahuila), Australia.

Discussion

Tamarix aphylla forms hybrids (rarely) with T. ramosissima and T. chinensis.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Facts about "Tamarix aphylla"
AuthorJohn F. Gaskin +
Authority(Linnaeus) H. Karsten +
BasionymsThuja aphylla +
Common nameAthel tamarisk +
DistributionAriz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +, Tex. +, Utah +, sw Asia +, n Africa +, introduced also in Mexico (Baja California +, Coahuila) + and Australia. +
Elevation0–600 m +
HabitatLakeshores, riverways, sandy soil +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering late summer–early winter. +
Publication titleDeut. Fl., +
Publication year1882 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f50eec43f223ca0e34566be0b046453a0960e173/coarse grained fna xml/V6/V6 785.xml +
Special statusIllustrated +, Introduced + and Weedy +
Taxon familyTamaricaceae +
Taxon nameTamarix aphylla +
Taxon parentTamarix +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 6 +