Taxon: Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst.

 
Genus: Tamarix
Family: Tamaricaceae
Nomen number: 36222
Place of publication: Deut. Fl. 641. 1882
Name Verified on: 29-May-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-May-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 9 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (may cause salinization fide Firewood Cr)
  • Environmental: firebreak (may cause salinization fide Firewood Cr)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide F India; F Pak; Firewood Cr; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Environmental: revegetator (fide F India; F Pak; Firewood Cr; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Environmental: shade/shelter (fide F India; F Pak; Firewood Cr; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Fuels: charcoal (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Fuels: fuelwood (fide Firewood Cr)
  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide F India)
  • Materials: wood (fide F India)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide F India)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Rep NCEPPC; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    • West Tropical Africa: Mauritania; Senegal
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Egypt - Sinai; Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Gujarat, - Haryana, - Punjab, - Rajasthan, - Tamil Nadu, - Uttar Pradesh, - Delhi; Pakistan

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: Namibia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Jalisco
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait
    • Western Asia: Iraq; Israel; Jordan

References:

  • Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. 1976- (F Libya)
  • Baldwin, B. G. et al., eds. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California (on-line resource). (F CalifJep ed2)
  • Baum, B. R. 1978. The genus Tamarix 81.
  • Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  • Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kartesz, J. T. North American plant atlas. The Biota of North America Program (BONAP). 2011 (NAmer Pl Atlas)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. 1983 (F TamilC)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. 1988-1990 (F Saudi ed3)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. 1970- (F Pak)
  • National Academy of Sciences Firewood crops. Shrub and tree species for energy production. 1980 (Firewood Cr)
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. 1966- (F Iraq)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)
  • USDA National Agricultural Library National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource). (Nat Invasive Sp Info)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Tamarix aphylla (L.) H. Karst. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Tamarix aphylla cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.