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Tamarix aphylla (L.) Karst.

Synonyms

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
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
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
Location on mapsSealine Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkFruits of tamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) near a fence of Sealine Beach Resort near Mesaieed. Southern Qatar, December 11, 2015
Location on mapsSealine Beach Rd, Qatar
LinkTamarisk (Tamarix aphylla) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.