Tamarix laxa Willd.

Taxonomy: Fam. Tamaricaceae// Genus: Tamarix// Species: Tamarix laxa Willd.

Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 1995).

Lifeform: Perrenial, shrub – microphanerophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Distribution: Native from South European Russia to Southwest Siberia and Noth China according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew). Also native to North Macedonia according to The Euro+Med PlantBase (source: Villar, 2017+).

Habitat: Found near bodies of water- streams, rivers, water channels.

Flowering period:  Spring: MAY.

Tamarix laxa – habit. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Tamarix laxa – habit. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Tamarix laxa – branch with inflorescences. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Tamarix laxa – branch with inflorescences. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Tamarix laxa – inflorescences. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Tamarix laxa – inflorescences. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Tamarix laxa – twig. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Tamarix laxa – branch. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Tamarix laxa – branches. Village of Tursko Rudari, 21.05.2022. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Micevski, V. (1995). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. I, Book 3. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Tamarix laxa Willd. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:828146-1 [Accessed 12.06.2022].

Tamarix laxa. Source: Villar, J. L. (2017+): Tamarix. – In: Euro+Med Plantbase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published on the Internet https://europlusmed.org/cdm_dataportal/taxon/8863a366-6d2b-4f00-8c6f-b90a19f68adb [Accessed 12.06.2022].

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