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Tamarix pakistanica Qaiser in Pakistan J. Bot. 13: 119, f. 3 A-J. 1981 & in Nasir & Ali, Fl. W. Pakistan 141: 13, f. 4 A-J. 1982.


Shrubs, 2 - 3.5 m high. Leaves 1 - 2 x 0.5 - 1 mm, broadly triangular-ovate, acute to acuminate at apex. Racemes aestival, simple or sometimes compound, each 2.5 - 3.5 (- 7) x 0.5 - 0.7 cm; bracts 1 - 1.5 x 0.5 - 0.7 mm, trullate-ovate to trullate-Lanceolate, acuminate at apex, crenate-denticulate to subentire, papillose, deflexed. Flowers pink. Sepals 5, connate at base, lobes 1 -1.2 x 0.5 - 0.7 mm, ovate, trullate-ovate or suborbicular, rounded at apex, crenate-denticulate to subentire, subequal. Petals 5, 2 - 2.5 x 1 - 1.2 mm, oblong-elliptic to obovate. Stamens exserted; filaments 2 - 2.2 mm long, epilophic to confluent epilophic. Disc 0.5 - 0.7 mm across, 5-lobed. Capsules ca 4 - 1.5 mm. Seeds ca 0.4 mm long; coma 2.5 - 3 mm long.

Fl. & Fr. March - Oct.

Distrib. India: In saline habitats. Gujarat.

Pakistan.





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