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Tamarix chinensis Lour.: saltcedar or five-stamen tamariskAuthor(s): Wayne D. Shepperd
Source: In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 1087-1088.
Publication Series: Agricultural Handbook
Station: Washington Office
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DescriptionSaltcedar (Tamarix chinensis (Lour.)) and smallflower tamarisk (T. parviflora DC.) hybridize in the Southwest (Baum 1967; Horton and Campbell 1974) and are deciduous, pentamerous tamarisks that are both commonly referred to as saltcedar. Saltcedar is a native of Eurasia that has naturalized in the southwestern United States within the last century. It was introduced into the eastern United States in the 1820s (Horton 1964) and was once widely cultivated as an ornamental, chiefly because of its showy flowers and fine, graceful foliage.
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CitationShepperd, Wayne D. 2008. Tamarix chinensis Lour.: saltcedar or five-stamen tamarisk. In: Bonner, Franklin T.; Karrfalt, Robert P., eds. The Woody Plant Seed Manual. Agric. Handbook No. 727. Washington, DC. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. p. 1087-1088.
KeywordsTamarix chinensis Lour., saltcedar, five-stamen tamarisk, T. pentrandra Pall.
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