Herbario Virtual del Mediterráneo Occidental

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

Tamarix africana Poiret

Family : TAMARICACEAE

Genus : Tamarix

    Catalan common name : Gatell. Tamarell. Tamaric.

    Spanish common name : Tamarisco. Taray.

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

    Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.

    General distribution : West Mediterranean

    Flowering time : March. April. May.

    Life-forms : Caducifolious. Macrophanerophyte.

    Habitat : Salt marshes near the sea.

    Plants protected by law : Balearic Catalogue.

    IUCN Category : Poco preocupante

    Characteristics : A bush or small tree of torrents and wet lands, has fairly thick inflorescences, almost a centimetre in width, a whitish colour that emerge on older branches; this character allows us to distinguish it from Tamarix anglica and Tamarix canariensis, which develop their inflorescences on young non-lignified branches. Flowers at beginning of spring.

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Patrocinador: Fundació Sa Nostra