Tamaricaria elegans from Ladakh (17/06/2011 NSJ-01): Elegant False Tamarisk (Tamaricaria elegans) in full bloom from Nubra Valley, Ladakh
Flora of China again in 2007 hs brought it back as Myricaria elegans and the same is followed by Tropicos and Kew Plant List.
Commonly known as Oumbu in Ladakhi language
A very Common species and characteristic of riveraine vegetation
Crushed aerial parts are used as poltice on joints to relieve pain and oedema (Aamchi System of Medicines).
Aamchi System of Medicines…is this book?
if yes… coul you give me complete citation including ISBN.
No, .. its not a book but Aamchis are local vaidya/healers in Ladakh and they are well versed with herbs and practice age old Tibetan system
Guess this is Tamarix ramosissima.
thank you very much for the ID. I will share it with my siblings, my travel-mates who were also wowed by these blossoms.
I found one of the synonyms on ibiblio to be Tamarix germanica. I am enclosing another photo (though hazy) which I have already labelled as per Swapna’s ID – in case it helps establish the correct ID.
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