Taxon  Report   7913 
Tamarix aphylla  (L.) H. Karst.
Athel tamarisk,  Athel tree
Tamarix aphylla
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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Tamarix aphylla
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Tamarix aphylla
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Tamarix aphylla, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited

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Tamarix aphylla
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Genus: Tamarix
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, escaped cultivar, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Tamarix articulata
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Tamarix:  the Latin name for this plant derived from the Tamaris River in Spain (contributed by Cynthia Powell)

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Sep 18, 2018).

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