Tamarix Shrubs

  • Plant Type: Shrubs or small trees.
  • Common Names: Tamarix shrubs, Salt Cedar.
  • Color: White, pink, purple.
  • Flower Dimensions: 0.04- 0.08 by 0.02 inches.
  • Flowering Season: Early summer.
  • Deserts with Tamarix Shrubs: Junggar Basin Region of the Gobi and Sahara.

Tamarix Shrub Flower Characteristics

Tamarix Shrubs

Tamarix arceuthoides is a shrub or Tree belonging to the Tamaricaceae family. This plant can grow to a height of 5 meters. The Tamarix shrub is commonly found in sandy places and deserts of temperate Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Salt Cedar

Tamarix Shrub Facts

Tamarix Arceuthoides

  • The Tamarix spp[1] is rich in polyphenolic compounds with important medicinal uses.
  • Traditionally, Tamarix spp. treats gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, wounds, and dental problems.
  • The extracts from Tamarix shrubs[2] showed antibacterial activity against specific Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria by forming inhibition zones of different sizes.
  • The genus Tamarix[3] is from Latin, which may refer to the Tamaris River in Hispania Tarraconinses in Spain.
  • Tamarisks of the genus Tamarix[4] were one of the plants mentioned in the Bible.

Tamarix Shrubs

Suggested Reading: Flower Varieties

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Key References
  • [1]“The genus Tamarix: Traditional uses, phytochemistry, and pharmacology – PubMed”. Accessed September 11, 2022. Link.
  • [2]“In vitro biological evaluation and DNA damage protection activities of Cotoneaster afghanicus G.Klotz and Tamarix arceuthoides Bunge extracts”. Accessed September 11, 2022. Link.
  • [3]“Tamarix – Wikipedia”. Accessed September 11, 2022. Link.
  • [4]“Plants of the Bible – ODU Plant Site”. Accessed September 11, 2022. Link.

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