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Tamarix kutchensis Shelty & Pandey in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 31: 152. 1992.


Shrubs, up to 1.5 m high; younger parts densely papillose. Leaves amplexicaul, 1 - 2.2 x 0.5 - 3 mm, broadly ovate, acute to acuminate at apex, upcurved. Racemes mostly aestival, simple or compound, each 2 - 4 x 0.5 - 0.7 cm; rachis papillose; bracts amplexicaul, 1 - 1.7 x 1 - 1.2 mm, broadly triangular-ovate, acute to acuminate at apex, entire or subentire. Flowers pink. Sepals 5, almost free, 1 - 1.5 x ca 1 mm, ovate to trullate-ovate, subequal, two outer ones more acute. Petals 5, elliptic-oblong, elliptic- obovate or oblong-obovate. Stamens 6 - 9 (-10); filaments 1.5 - 2 mm long, antipetalous ones slightly shorter, epilophic. Disc 6 - 9 (-10)-lobed. Capsules 5 - 6.5 x 1.5 - 2 mm. Seeds 0.5 - 0.7 mm long; coma ca 4 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. Nov. - March.

Distrib. India: Known only by the type collection. Gujarat, Mundra, Mandvi (S.K.jain 11735 BSI).




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