Calflora
Taxon  Report   7913    
Tamarix aphylla  (L.) H. Karst.
Athel tamarisk,  Athel tree
Tamarix aphylla, a dicot, is a tree that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: Limited
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: TAMARICACEAE  
Genus: Tamarix
Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

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

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Tamarix articulata
More information about  Tamarix aphylla

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 13, 2019).