Tamaricaceae Link

This family is accepted.

[FTEA]

Tamaricaceae, D. R. Hunt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Xerophytic or halophytic shrubs or small trees, with slender branches and reduced subulate or scale-like, alternate, exstipulate, glandular-punctate leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in racemes or spikes or solitary, small, usually bisexual, regular, hypogynous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx and corolla distinct, 5–4-merous, imbricate, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Disk present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens as many as petals and alternate with them, or twice as many in two alternating whorls; filaments mostly free, sometimes ± united, inserted on the disk; anthers 2-thecous, opening by longitudinal slits
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary superior, 1-locular; carpels 3–4; placentas 2–5, basal or parietal, each with 2 or more erect anatropous ovules; styles as many as carpels, free or united below or stigmas sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a capsule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ? with long hairs, with or without endosperm; embryo straight

[FWTA]

Tamaricaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Shrubs or trees, with slender branches and small scale-like alternate leaves; stipules absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers very small, actinomorphic, usually hermaphrodite, in slender catkin-like spikes or racemes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–6, imbricate, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals as many as the sepals, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Disk present
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens hypogynous, 5–10, free or connate at the base; anthers 2-celled, opening by longitudinal slits
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Ovary superior, 1-celled, with parietal or basal placentas; styles 3–4, free or united at the base; ovules numerous, ascending
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a capsule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with or without endosperm, with a tuft of hairs at the apex or all round; embryo straight

Tamaricaceae Link appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 291. 1821 [16 Mar-30 Jun 1821] (1821)

Accepted by

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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