Tamarix chinensis

Loureiro
Fl. Cochinch. 1: 182. 1790.
Common names: Saltcedar five-stamen tamarisk
IntroducedWeedy
Synonyms: Tamarix juniperina Bunge
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 416. Mentioned on page 414, 415, 417.

Shrubs or trees, to 8 m. Leaves: blade lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–3 mm. Inflorescences 2–6 cm × 5–7 mm; bract reaching or exceeding pedicel, not exceeding calyx tip. Flowers 5-merous; sepals 0.5–1.5 mm, margins entire; petals elliptic to ovate, 1.5–2 mm; antisepalous stamens 5, filaments alternate with nectar disc lobes, some or all originating from below disc. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering early spring–fall.
Habitat: Riverways, lakeshores, arroyos
Elevation: 0–2500 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., N.Mex., Okla., Tex., Utah, Wyo., e Asia, introduced also in South America (Argentina).

Discussion

Tamarix chinensis, morphologically very similar to T. ramosissima, hybridizes with T. ramosissima (commonly) and T. aphylla (rarely).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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John F. Gaskin +
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Saltcedar +  and five-stamen tamarisk +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, N.Mex. +, Okla. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Wyo. +, e Asia +  and introduced also in South America (Argentina). +
0–2500 m +
Riverways, lakeshores, arroyos +
Flowering early spring–fall. +
Fl. Cochinch. +
Introduced +  and Weedy +
Tamarix juniperina +
Tamarix chinensis +
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