Family Tamaricaceae S. F. Gray


Fam:   Tamaricaceae S. F. Gray
English Name: Tamarix family


Evergreen or with fall of the leaves low trees, shrubs or semi-shrubs. Leaves small, scaly or larger, lance, entire, without stipules. Inflorescences wheatear-shaped or broom-shaped, rarely the flowers are single. Flowers bisexual, very rarely unisexual; calyx and corolla 4 - 5 (7) - partial, pink or white; stamens 4 - 15; attached to a disc, free or fused to their petioles; upper ovary, with 3 - 4 styles. The fruit is a box, cracking into 3 - 5 parts. Seeds many, glabrous or fibrous, with a kite of hairs. Insect pollinators; propagated by seeds and vegetative shoots.
¹ Developed by E. Palamarev.

From:   „Флора на Н Р България”, том VII, Изд. на Б А Н, София, (1979)

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The Tamaricaceae are a flowering plant family (the tamarisk family) containing four genera and a total of 78 known species.[1] In the 1980s, the family was classified in the Violales under the Cronquist system; more modern classifications (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group) place them in the Caryophyllales.
The family is native to drier areas of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Many grow on saline soils, tolerating up to 15,000 ppm soluble salt and can also tolerate alkaline conditions. The leaves are generally scale-like, measure 1–5 mm long, overlap each other along the stem, and in some species are encrusted with salt secretions.

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The family Tamaricaceae is in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants). › browse › Tamaricaceae

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Distribution in Bulgaria: (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc. Distribution:

References: „Флора на Н Р България”, том VII, Изд. на Б А Н, София, (1979), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Genus Tamarix L. - Tamarisk, Salt cedar


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