Subordinate Taxa
 Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Tamaricaceae
 Description

Shrubs or small trees with slender branches.  Lvs alternate, exstipulate, scale-like or ericoid.  Fls usually in spikes, racemes, or panicles, occasionally solitary, very small, actinomorphic, usually ☿. Sepals 4–5–(6), imbricate, free.  Petals 4–5–(6), free, often persistent. Stamens 4-numerous, free or connate at base, inserted on or at margin of prominent disc.  Ovary superior, 1-locular;  carpels 3–5, with parietal or basal placentae;  ovules numerous;  styles 3–5, free or united at base.  Fr. a septicidal capsule.  Seeds with tuft of long hairs all round or only at apex, endospermic or non-endospermic.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

 Biostatus
Exotic
Number of species in New Zealand within Tamaricaceae
CategoryNumber
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
Total2
 Bibliography
Cronquist, A. 1988: The evolution and classification of flowering plants. The New York Botanic Gardens, New York.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Mabberley, D.J. 2017: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 4. Cambridge University Press.