Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Tamarix L., Sp. Pl. 270-271 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):

Shrubs or small trees. Lvs scale-like or ericoid, sheathing, with sunken salt-secreting glands. Fls pink or white, either borne in axillary spike-like racemes on the previous season's shoots or in terminal panicles on the current season's growth, sometimes on both. Sepals and petals 4–5. Stamens 4–15, sometimes partly antipetalous. Disc fleshy, nectar-secreting, 4–5-lobed. Styles 3–4, short. Seed with apical tuft of hairs.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Tamarix L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Exotic: Casual1
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Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Wilcox, M.; Bradshaw, C.; Cameron, E. 2004: Woody plants of the Auckland Domain. Auckland Botanical Society Journal 59(1): 44–56.