Shrubs, about 2-3 m tall. Stem much branched, glabrous, two kinds of branches present, young green ascending vegetative branches which are deciduous in winter and ligneous old growing branches which are not deciduous in winter. Leaves alternate, scale-like, vaginate, lanceolate-ovate to ovate-trullate, 1-3 x 0.3-0.5 cm across, base subamplexicaul, apex acuminate to acute, rachis glabrous, petiole sessile, stipules absent. Inflorescence racemes or paniculate mostly in young branches, terminal or lateral, about 3-6 x 0.3-0.4 cm across. Flowers bisexual or rarely unisexual, slightly fragrant, pedicel subsessile, bracts triangular lanceolate, margins denticulate or subentire, apex acuminate, about 1.5-1.7 mm long, herbaceous of fleshy, sepals 5 partite lobes obovate-suborbicular, margins obscurely denticulate, apex obtuse, about 0.5-0.8 x 0.2-0.5 mm across, petals 5, oblong-elliptic to obovate, pink, or purplish pink, margins entire, apex slightly notched, about 1.5-1.7 x 0.5-1 mm across. Stamens 5, in series or two, inserted near nectiferous disc, exserted, opposite to calyx filaments, about 1.7 mm long, mesodiscine, anthers bi-lobed, disc penta lobed, about 0.5 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 x 1.3-2 mm across, tri-valved. Seeds numerous, about 0.5 mm across coma about 1.5-2 mm long.
i think this is Tamarix usneoides
Tamarix arceuthoides Bunge from Kashmir for validation-01112020-1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Thank you so much for bringing this up. Actually the post is very old and now I don’t remember any other details…
This appears more closer to Tamarix arceuthoides as per images and details herein.