Afghanistan to Indian Subcontinent: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka as per POWO;
Shrubs or small trees, about 1.5-6 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, pseudovaginate, free part triangular-ovate to lanceolate-ovate, 0.5-3 mm long, base amplexicaul, margins not coherent, apex deeply acute to acuminate, rachis minutely papillose, petiole sessile, stipules absent. Inflorescence racemes or paniculate in young and old branches, terminal or lateral, both in spring and summer, about 3-8 x 0.3-0.4 cm across. Flowers bisexual, slightly fragrant, pedicel very short or subsessile, bracts trullate-lanceolate or trullate-ovate, margins denticulate or subentire, apex acuminate, deflexed, about 1.5-2.5 mm long, herbaceous of fleshy, sepals 5 partite lobes obovate-suborbicular, margins obscurely denticulate, apex obtuse or truncate, 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, about 1.5-2 x 0.8-1.5 mm across. Stamens 5, in series or two, inserted near nectiferous disc, exserted, opposite to calyx filaments, about 2.5-3.5 mm long, anthers bi-lobed, disc pentalobed, about 1 mm across. Ovary conical or pyramidal, 3-4 locular, ovules many, basal parietal placentation, styles 3, free, rarely connate at the base, stigma 3, capitate. Fruit capsule, conic-pyramidal, about 3.5-4 x 1.3-1.5 mm across, tri-valved. Seeds numerous, about 0.6 mm across coma about 2.5 mm long.
Tamarix ericoides for confirmation : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Looks different from other images at Tamarix dioica
|at Bani in Kutchh on 4 Feb.’10;||Tamarix dioica – efloraofindia | Google Groups|
RS3: I d plz : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
When and where?
tamarix may be but its very invasive and uses up a lot of water sources, so any town will be ill advised to plant it, so where did you find this tree?
i had thought it may have bee flowering causarina but that is less likely.
It’s in Srinagar garhwal region of uttarakhand
Tamarix gallica from N22°37.618’ E072°07.425 in Mithapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Tamarix species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
Kindly provide the information on Number of stamens and weather flowers are unisexual or bisexual?
Tamarix indica :: along Ghodbunder Road :: January 23, 2011 : 7 images.
Ghodbunder Road, Thane
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