Book of Mediterranean Trees, Shrubs and Climbers


Tamarix aphylla  Tamerisk
Family Tamaricaceae
Genus Tamarix  [TAM-ar-iks]  from Tamaris (Tambro) a river in Spain
Species aphylla   Gr without leaves
Properties tree
Tamarix aphylla is the largest known species of Tamarix (height: to 18 metres–60 ft). The species has a variety of common names, including Athel tamarisk, Athel tree, Athel pine, 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.
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