Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales

Tamaricaceae - Tamarisk family

Byng, J.W. (2014) The Flowering Plants Handbook Plant Gateway Limited, Hertford, UK

Description of the family

Shrubs or subshrubs, rarely small trees; xerophytes; rheophytes or halophytes; sometimes ericoidous. Leaves often small and scale-like; simple, alternate; sometimes sheathing; margins entire; salt excreting glands. Inflorescence solitary flowers, racemes, spikes or panicles. Flowers bisexual; actinomorphic; fleshy nectar disc. Petals free; imbricate; persistent; basal scale appendages; usually pink or white. Ovary superior; carpels; fused. Fruit loculicidal capsule. Seeds often hairy.

Worldwide: 5 genera c. 85 species in Eurasia and Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 2 cultivated taxa.

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Tamarix L.Description

Other sources of information about Tamaricaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tamaricaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tamaricaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tamaricaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tamaricaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Tamaricaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tamaricaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Tamaricaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tamaricaceae
Wikipedia: Tamaricaceae
Plants of the World Online: Tamaricaceae
Tropicos: Tamaricaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Tamaricaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=270, retrieved 30 November 2023

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