L., Sp. Pl. 270 (1753).
Derivation: Latin tamarix, the tamarisk.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Tamarisks.
Glabrous or partly papillose trees and shrubs; leaves scale-like, expanded to a more or less amplexicaul base, possessing salt-secreting glands.
Flowers in spikes or racemes, pink or white; sepals and petals 4 or 5; disk fleshy, 4- or 5-lobed, nectar-secreting; stamens free or shortly fused at the base only; styles 3 or 4, short.
Seeds lacking endosperm, with a tuft of hairs at the apex.
About 54 species in Europe, North Africa and Asia, especially in soils with a high salt content.
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