Myricaria bracteata Royle (Krym to SW. Siberia and W. & N. China: Afghanistan, Altay, China North-Central, Inner Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, Mongolia, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Qinghai, South European Russi, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang as per POWO)


Myricaria rosea W. W. Sm. (Nepal to China (NW. Yunnan): China South-Central, East Himalaya, Nepal, Tibet as per POWO)


Myricaria squamosa Desv. (European Russia, Northern Caucasus, Georgia [Caucasus], Siberia (W-Siberia, C-Siberia, Dahuria), Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan (Badakshan, Wakhan, Kunar / Nuristan), Pakistan (Chitral), Iran (SW-Iran), Jammu & Kashmir, India (Himachal Pradesh), Nepal, China (Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Xinjiang), Tibet as per Catalogue of Life)


Myricaria albifora Grierson & Long (India: Sikkim; Bhutan and China (Tibet))
Myricaria davurica (Willd.) Ehrenb. (On gravelly river beds between 3200 and 4300 m. Jammu & Kashmir (Gilgit) and Himachal Pradesh (Lahul); Pakistan, China (Tibet), Mongolia and Russia(S. Siberia))
Myricaria germanica (L.) Desv. subsp. alopecuroides (Schrenk) Kitam. (India: On sandy river beds, stream borders and valleys between 1500 and 4200 m. Jammu & Kashmir(Kashmir), Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (Garhwal); Pakistan, Afghanistan, China (including Tibet) and E. Russia)
Myricaria prostrata Hook. f. & Thomson ex Benth. & Hook. f. (India: Jammu & Kashmir (border of Ladakh); rare; China (Tibet))
Myricaria rosea W. Smith (India: On river beds and strewn borders in the alpine region between 3300 and 5200 m. Uttar Pradesh (Kumaon) and Sikkim; Nepal, Bhutan and China (S.E. Tibet, Yunnan))
Myricaria squamosa Desv. (India: In valleys, sandy and pebbly banks of mountain streams and rivers. Jammu & Kashmir(Kashmir) and Himachal Pradesh; Pakistan, Iran, C.I.S. and N. China)
Myrtama elegans (Royle) Ovcz. & Kinz. (India: On mountain slopes, ravines and stream borders between 3000 and 4500 m. Jammu & Kashmir(Kashmir), Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh (Garhwal); Pakistan, S.W. Russia and W. China (including N. Tibet)) is a synonym of Myricaria elegans Royle

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Myricaria bracteata Myricaria alopecuroides, Myricaria germanica var. bracteata Tamaricaceae Kashmir False Tamarisk
Myricaria elegans Myrtama elegans, Tamaricaria elegans Tamaricaceae Elegant False Tamarisk
Myricaria germanica (?) Myricaria squamosa (?), Myricaria hoffmeisteri, Tamarix germanica Tamaricaceae Scaly False Tamarisk
Myricaria rosea (?) Myricaria prostrata (?) Tamaricaceae Rosy False Tamarisk

Myricaria davurica (Willd.) Ehrenb. (Southern Siberia, Magnolia and Pakistan)
Myricaria germanica ssp. alopecuroides (Schrenk) Kitam. (India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China and Eastern Russia)
Myricaria prostrata Hook. f. et Thorns. ex Benth. et Hook. f. (Western Himalayas, Central Asia, extending to the Western border of Russia and Northern border of whole of Tibet)
Myricaria squamosa Desv. (Russia (Central Asia, Soongaria, Kashgaria, Pamir Alai). India (Himalayas and Tibet) and Pakistan (Chitral, Gilgit, Yarkhun, Kagan, Swat etc))

Myricaria davurica (Willd.) Ehrenb. (Altai, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Dahuria)
Myricaria rosea W. W. Sm. (Himalaya (Kumaun to Bhutan), S. Tibet, W. China)
Myricaria squamosa Desv. (Altai, C. Asia, Afghanistan, Himalaya, Tibet, Dahuria, China)
Myricaria wardii Marquand (Nepal, S. Tibet)

Myricaria bracteata Royle [Afghanistan, India, Kashmir, Mongolia, Pakistan; C Asia] 
Myricaria elegans var. elegans [India, Pakistan]. 
Myricaria rosea W. W. Smith [Bhutan, India, Nepal].
Myricaria squamosa Desvaux [Afghanistan, India, ?Nepal, Pakistan; C Asia].




Myricaria (‎Tamaricaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Myricaria (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


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