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Tamarix aphylla  (L.) H. Karst.
Athel tamarisk,   Athel tree
Tamarix aphylla is a tree that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: limited
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Genus: Tamarix
Family: Tamaricaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: wetland-riparian, weed, characteristic of disturbed places, escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSTamarix articulata
Information about  Tamarix aphylla from other sources

Tamarix: the Latin name for this plant derived from the Tamaris River in Spain (contributed by Cynthia Powell)


Suggested Citation
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]. 2022. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 12/03/2022).