Tamarix arceuthoides Bunge, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans 7: 295 1851. (syn: Tamarix florida var. kotschyi Bunge);

Central Asia to Mongolia and Pakistan: Afghanistan, China North-Central, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Xinjiang as per POWO;

Iran (EC-Iran, N-Iran, S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia, W-Iraq: Desert), Afghanistan (Baghlan, Balkh, Bamyan, Farah, Faryab, Kabul, Kandahar, Kunar / Nuristan), Pakistan (Chitral), Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit), Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China (Gansu, Xinjiang), Tibet, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan as per Catalogue of Life;

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.

Along streams and river beds among small boulders.
Asia: Afghanistan, China, India: Jammu & Kashmir, Iran, Iraq, Mongolia, Pakistan, Russia
(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);

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Garden Shrub For ID : Srinagar : 11JUN16 : AK-13 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Seen on 24th April at the Plant Introduction Centre in Srinagar.

A cultivated garden shrub.

Looks like Tamarix Species.


is this the garden that’s in Ramban JK ?


I don’t know what you are referring to as Ramban JK.
This is a plant nursery opp the Tulip Garden.
Reposting my reply as I missed sending it on Eflora.


i think this is Tamarix usneoides


Thanks for suggested id. Hope to get it validated.

Few links on Tamarix usneoides :
http://www.plantzafrica.com/planttuv/tamarixusneoides.htm :…. Tamarix usneoides is rarely seen in gardens, while alien and hybrid Tamarix species with pink flowers are widely grown as ornamentals and sometimes mistaken for T. usneoides. The grower may recognise T. usneoides by its cream-white flowers, and vaginate, scaly leaves.  …..


I have similar photographs from Kashmir, identified by me as Tamarix arceuthoides, a species reported from Kashmir in BSI Flora of India.


Thanks. Should I take it as Tamarix arceuthoides then?
Who would know the Flora of Kashmir better than you?


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Tamarix arceuthoides Bunge from Kashmir for validation-01112020-1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Tamarix arceuthoides Bunge 
Photographed from Srinagar Kashmir, 5-5-2012


Thanks, …, Was it planted as Catalogue of LifePOWOFOP and FoC does not give its distribution there?


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Page 24 of BSI Flora of India Vol. 3

I am attaching relevant portion.
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For ID 21052012CS3: Location: Shankararcharya hill, Srinagar
Growing wild


Tamarix, perhaps T. szovitziana


Can it be Tamarix chinensis as per details at Flora of China and FoC illustration and as per
http://southwestdesertflora.com/WebsiteFolders/All_Species/Tamaricaceae/Tamarix%20chinensis,%20Chinese%20Saltcedar.html


Any views in this matter.
This species is reported to be cultivated in Gardens in India as per BSI flora of India


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.

Pl. confirm.


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