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Tamaricaceae

Tamaricaceae Link - Tamarix Family

1. Tamarix aphylla (L.) Karst.

(Tamarix articulata, Tamarix faras, Tamarix furas, Tamarix orientalis, Tamarix pharas, Tamarix scebelensis, Thuja aphylla)

Common names: Athal, Tarfa, saltcedar

Extract from Wikipedia article: Tamarix aphylla is the largest known species of Tamarix (height: to18 metres—60 ft) . The species has a variety of common names, including Athel pine, Athel tree, Athel tamarisk, and saltcedar. It is an evergreen tree, native across North, East and Central Africa, through the Middle East, and into parts of Western and Southern Asia.

LinkBlooming tamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) north from Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkInflorescence tamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) taken from area north from Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkClose up of tamarisk flowers (Tamarix aphylla) taken from area north from Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkBlooming tamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) near a fence of Sealine Beach Resort near Mesaieed. Southern Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkFruits of tamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) near a fence of Sealine Beach Resort near Mesaieed. Southern Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkTamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016

2. Tamarix aucheriana (Decne.) Baum

(Trichaurus aucherianus)

Common names: pink tamarisk, tarfah, athl

LinkPink flowers of tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) north from Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkInflorescence of tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) taken from area north from Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkFlowers of tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) taken from area north from Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkTwig of tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) with flowers taken from area north from Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkPink tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 14, 2015
LinkSeeds of pink tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 14, 2015
LinkSeeds and flowers of pink tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 14, 2015
LinkSeeds on dark background of pink tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) taken from swampy area behind Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 14, 2015
LinkSeeds and flowers of pink tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) on dark background taken from swampy area behind Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 14, 2015
LinkPink flowers of tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, December 20, 2015
LinkTamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkFruits of tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) on roadside of Salwa Road near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkFlowers of tamarisk (Tamarix aucheriana) on roadside of Salwa Road near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016

3. Tamarix senegalensis DC.

(Tamarix arabica, Tamarix gallica, Tamarix nilotica)

Common names: Athal, Tarfa, saltcedar

LinkSaltcedar (Tamarix nilotica or may be T. aphylla) near Abu Nakhlah ponds. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014

4. Tamarix passerinoides Del. ex Desv.

(Tamarix oxysepala, Tamarix tenuifolia)

LinkBig flowers of tamarisk (Tamarix passerinoides) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkBlooming tamarisk (Tamarix passerinoides) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkBlooming twig of tamarisk (Tamarix passerinoides) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014

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