Tamarix canariensis


Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1812 – 1813: 79. 1816.

Common names: Canary Island tamarisk
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 416. Mentioned on page 414, 415.

Shrubs or trees, to 5 m. Leaves: blade lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 mm. Inflorescences 1.5–5 cm × 4–5 mm; bract reaching or exceeding calyx tip. Flowers 5-merous; sepals 1.5–1.8 mm, margins denticulate; petals obovate, 1.2–1.5 mm; antisepalous stamens 5, filaments confluent with nectar disc lobes, all originating from edge of disc.

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Ocean shorelines, riverways, sandy soil
Elevation: 0–300 m


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Introduced; Ga., La., N.C., S.C., Tex., s Europe (Sardinia, Sicily), n Africa (Tunisia), Atlantic Islands (Canary Islands).


Tamarix canariensis is morphologically very similar to, and may form hybrids with T. gallica.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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John F. Gaskin +
Willdenow +
Canary Island tamarisk +
Ga. +, La. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, s Europe (Sardinia +, Sicily) +, n Africa (Tunisia) +  and Atlantic Islands (Canary Islands). +
0–300 m +
Ocean shorelines, riverways, sandy soil +
Flowering spring–summer. +
Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin +
Introduced +
Tamarix canariensis +
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