African Plant Database

Tamarix usneoides E. Mey. ex Bunge
Protologue : Tent. Gen. Tamar. 74 (1852)
Information on the genus : Tamarix
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tamarix angolensis Nied. (1931)
=Tamarix austro-africana Schinz (1894)
=Tamarix engleri Arendt (1926)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Copiously branched shrub or tree, to 5 m high, with a deep taproot and spreading superficial roots from which adventive buds may give rise to new plants; upper branchlets congested, pendulous, giving the tree a plumose appearance; monoecious or diocous
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Ecology : Dry sandy areas with subterranean, often saline water, such as salt pans and riverbanks; often the dominant tree of the community; gregarious. Namibia (quite common in the low-lying western desert area: sandy riverbeds and brackish shallow pans)
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 0.6 - 6.09 m. Alt 90 - 1370 m. Distribution: NAM, EC, NC, WC
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Record n°94951 modified 2007-01-24
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