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TAM-uh-riks — ancient Latin name for this plant … Dave’s Botanary
a-FIL-uh — without leaves … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: athel pine, athel tamarisk, athel tree, salt cedar, tamarisk gallsArabic: أثل عديم الأوراقBengali: বড় লালঝাউ bara-lalajhau, বড় রক্তঝাউ bara-raktajhauGujarati: લાલ ઝાઉ lal jhau, પ્રાસ prasHindi: लाल झाड़ lal-jhar, लाल झाऊ lal jhau, फर्रास pharrasMarathi: लाल झाऊ lal jhauPersian: کورگز shoragazPunjabi: ਫਰਾਸ faras, ਫਰਵਾ farwa, ਕਗਲ kagal, ਪਰਵਾਣ parwan, ਤੂਲ੍ਹਾ tulha, ਉਝਾਨ ujhan, ਉਖਾਂਹ ukanhRajasthani: फरास faras, लाल झाऊ lal jhauSanskrit: झावुक jhavuka, माचिका macikaTamil: நீர்ஓர்பூடு orputu, சிவப்புக்கோடைச்சவுக்கு sivappukkottashavukku, சிவப்புச்சிறுசவுக்கு sivappusirushavukkuTelugu: ఎట్టవెరుసరు ettaverusaru


Shrubs or trees, about 3-11 m tall. Stem much branched, glabrous, two kinds of branches present, young green vegetative branches which are deciduous in winter and ligneous old growing branches which are not deciduous in winter. Leaves alternate, scale-like, vaginate, free part triangular-ovate to lanceolate-ovate, 3.5-7 x 0.3-0.4 cm across, base amplexicaul, apex acute to acuminate, brachis glabrous, salt secreting glands present, petiole sessile, stipules absent. Inflorescence racemes or paniculate in young and old branches, terminal or lateral. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual and dioecious, slightly fragrant, pedicel very short or subsessile, bracts vaginate in lower part, upper part amplexicaul, triangular, margins denticulate or subentire, apex acute to acuminate, about 1.5-2 mm long, herbaceous of fleshy, sepals 5 partite lobes obovate-suborbicular, margins obscurely denticulate, apex obtuse, about 1-1.5 x 1.5-1.6 mm across, petals 5, oblong-elliptic to obovate, pink, or pale pink, margins entire, apex slightly notched, subpersistent or caducous. Stamens 5, in series or two, inserted near nectiferous disc, exserted, opposite to calyx filaments, anthers bi-lobed, disc variously shaped, about 1 mm across. Ovary conical or pyramidal, 3-4 locular, ovules many, basal parietal placentation, styles 3-4 or 2-5, free, rarely connate at the base, stigma 3-4, capitate. Fruit capsule, conic-pyramidal, about 3.5-4.5 x 1.3-2 mm across, tri-valved. Seeds numerous, about 0.5 mm across coma sessile.
In sandy and saline places along streams and rivers, also cultivated.
Asia: Afghanistan, China, India: Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Pakistan; Africa: Egypt; North America: United States of America, Puerto Rico.
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi as per India Biodiversity Portal)



Seeing the discussion on Tamarix on this forum recently, I think our page on Tamarix aphylla needs to be checked..
I am hereby submitting a few images of what I think is correct T. aphylla…
The images were recorded from different locations around Panipat..
I think this page needs to be created on FOI also..
Please enlighten me, if required..
I will come up with the other Tamarix species in my database for correct identification..


Thanks, …, for the beautiful images.
Do you have the keys of these species ?
Can you show characters which may be different (particularly close up of leaves) from T. dioica and T. indica ?


Sure …, I will try to find out the comparative leaf pics of two species we have here..

And key too…


I think… got it right! I had long wanted to see Tamarix aphylla. Looking carefully at the nature of the inflorescence, one can distinguish it from Tamarix dioica. Also the flowers are more densely packed in Tamarix dioica. I am attaching a picture of what I think is Tamarix dioica, from Delhi


 


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Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst (Tamaricaceae): A new generic record for Maharashtra, India. : 13 posts by 9 authors. Attachments (10)

I am pleased to inform you that my above article in the J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.is in press.
A .pdf copy of the article and images are attached.
I thank our members Dr. Pankaj Kumar and Dr. Satish Pardesi for their suggestions and advice with the publication and Dr. Rawat for his interest in the finding.
I am also grateful to this e-group (efloraindia / indiantreepix) which helped me develop my interest in Indian flora and all the members for their support, especially …

Congrats, …

It is nice for our members to move up in the value chain.

I am always an admirer of your wonderful photography.


Congratulations to …
However, I am little confused when I read the title of this email – New Generic Record for Maharashtra.
The Genus Tamarix is well represented in Maharashtra.
Mahabale, (1987) Maharashtra State Gazetteers Botany & Flora of Maharashtra, 296, reports four species of Tamarix, namely T. ericoides, T. dioica, T. indica (=T. gallica) & T. aphylla (=T. articulata). The last one, T. aphylla, Mahabale had reported it from Marathwada.
Maharashtra state Gazetteers Gen Series Vol A Botany (Revised edition) Part III Miscellaneous plants, page 301-2, 1961 mentions T. dioica from Konkan.
At Blatter Herbarium, we have T. indica from Uran collected P. Diwakar (Almeida, Fl Maharashtra I: 80, 1996) ; T. dioica – collected from Chiplun (Santapau) and many other localities including W. Khandesh and Vidabha (Mahabale);  T. ericoides from Kankavali collected by Mahabale; Karjat Raigad dist) – NA Irani,].
We also have two specimens of T. aphylla from Sindh and Karachi.

In above situation, can we call it a “new generic record”??


Without going into the details I wish to inform you that the error which has been corrected.
The updated .pdf file is attached.
Thank you for your inputs.
Attachments (1) –  Tamarix aphylla – A new record for Maharashtra 113(1)_Misc_4-12-2017.pdf- 250 KB.

 


Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst (Tamaricaceae): A new record for Maharashtra, India. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)-  Tamarix aphylla – A new record for Maharashtra 113(1)_Misc_4-12-2017.pdf
Please find attached the corrected file of my above publication.

Jurassic Cactus Park  Kuldhara, Jaisalmer

Date: October 27, 2018 … Altitude: about 225 m (740 feet) asl
¿ Tamarix aphylla ?  

To me also appear close as per images at Tamarix aphylla

May I request you to pl. confirm this as Tamarix aphylla or otherwise in view of discussions at Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst. from Panipat- NS November 2020-01


On further scrutiny, I think this is Tamarix aphylla only as per references herein.


I just realized that I did not respond to this. I was under the impression I did.

Yes, to me it looks like Tamarix aphylla, and different from Tamarix dioica.

via Species‎ > ‎T‎ > Tamarix aphylla (L.) H.Karst. … family: Tamaricaceae
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
TAM-uh-riks — ancient Latin name for this plantDave’s Botanary
a-FIL-uh — without leavesDave’s Botanary
commonly known as: athel pine, athel tamarisk, athel tree, salt cedar, tamarisk gallsArabic: أثل عديم الأوراقBengali: বড় লালঝাউ bara-lalajhau, বড় রক্তঝাউ bara-raktajhauGujarati: લાલ ઝાઉ lal jhau, પ્રાસ prasHindi: लाल झाड़ lal-jhar, लाल झाऊ lal jhau, फर्रास pharrasMarathi: लाल झाऊ lal jhauPersian: کورگز shoragazPunjabi: ਫਰਾਸ faras, ਫਰਵਾ farwa, ਕਗਲ kagal, ਪਰਵਾਣ parwan, ਤੂਲ੍ਹਾ tulha, ਉਝਾਨ ujhan, ਉਖਾਂਹ ukanhRajasthani: फरास faras, लाल झाऊ lal jhauSanskrit: झावुक jhavuka, माचिका macikaTamil: நீர்ஓர்பூடு orputu, சிவப்புக்கோடைச்சவுக்கு sivappukkottashavukku, சிவப்புச்சிறுசவுக்கு sivappusirushavukkuTelugu: ఎట్టవెరుసరు ettaverusaru
botanical names: Tamarix aphylla (L.) H.Karst. … synonyms: Tamarix articulata Vahl • Tamarix orientalis Forssk. • Tetraclinis aphylla (L.) Rothm. … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
November 2, 2018 … Kuldhara, Jaisalmer

 

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