Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

Àrea de Botànica, Departament de Biologia, Universitat de les Illes Balears

Tamarix canariensis Willd.

Family : TAMARICACEAE

Genus : Tamarix

Tamarix canariensis Willd.

    Catalan common name : Farga. Gatell. Tamarell. Tamarí. Tamarill. Tamarina. Tamarit. Tamariu canari.

    Spanish common name : Atarfe. Tamarisco. Tamariz. Taraga. Taray.

    Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.

    Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca.

    General distribution : West Mediterranean

    Flowering time : March. April. May.

    Life-forms : Macrophanerophyte.

    Habitat : Sometimes inundated soils.

    Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : This tamarisk species has tree-like appearance and develops pink flowers in the younger appendages of the plant. This character easily differentiates it from Tamarix africana, which is also tree-like but develops white flowers on the older segments of the branches. Now, to tell it apart from Tamarix gallica one has to rely on the subtle floral characteristics and the help of a classification key. Flowers from March to May.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra