Plant for id--230408 VKG 1

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vinod kumar gupta

Apr 23, 2008, 2:15:02 PM4/23/08
Taken at delhi(yamuna biodiversity park) on 29.7.7
The only shot that I have.
Will appreciate id help

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Kenneth Greby

Apr 23, 2008, 4:32:04 PM4/23/08
to vinod kumar gupta,

 This appears to be a species of Tamarix, though I can't tell which one. There are approximately 50 species in this genus.

Ken Greby
Palmetto Bay, FL USA

J.M. Garg

Apr 24, 2008, 12:49:20 AM4/24/08
to Kenneth Greby, vinod kumar gupta,
Extracts from Wikipedia link on Tamarrix:

The genus Tamarix (tamarisk) comprises about 50-60 species of flowering plants in the family Tamaricaceae, native to drier areas of Eurasia and Africa.

They are coniferous or evergreen shrubs or small trees growing to 1-15 m in height and forming dense thickets, The largest, Tamarix aphylla, is an evergreen tree that can grow to 15 m tall. They usually grow on saline soils, tolerating up to 15,000 ppm soluble salt and can also tolerate alkali conditions. Tamarisks are characterized by slender branches and grey-green foliage. The bark of young branches is smooth and reddish-brown. As the plants age, the bark becomes brownish-purple, ridged and furrowed. The leaves are scale-like, 1-2 mm long, and overlap each other along the stem. They are often encrusted with salt secretions. The pink to white flowers appear in dense masses on 5-10 cm long spikes at branch tips from March to September, though some species (e.g. T. aphylla) tend to flower during the winter.

Tamarix can spread both vegetatively, by adventitious roots or submerged stems, and sexually, by seeds. Each flower can produce thousands of tiny (1 mm diameter) seeds that are contained in a small capsule usually adorned with a tuft of hair that aids in wind dispersal. Seeds can also be dispersed by water. Seedlings require extended periods of soil saturation for establishment. Tamarix species are fire-adapted, and have long tap roots that allow them to intercept deep water tables and exploit natural water resources. They are able to limit competition from other plants by taking up salt from deep ground water, accumulating it in their foliage, and from there depositing it in the surface soil where it builds up concentrations temporarily detrimental to some plants. The salt is washed away during heavy rains.

nabha meghani

Apr 24, 2008, 10:00:56 AM4/24/08
to vinod kumar gupta, Sachin Chorge,
Hi Vinod, Sachin and others,
The pictures are beautiful but just the flowers is not enough for ID. the leaves and the whole bush helps a lot to determine the ID.
Do u have pics of leaves etc?

vinod kumar gupta

Apr 24, 2008, 10:13:04 AM4/24/08
to nabha meghani, Sachin Chorge,
Unfortunately an old photograph.As already told this is the only shot that I have.WIll try to take other shots if go to that place again


Apr 24, 2008, 11:59:11 PM4/24/08
to indiantreepix
Looking at the blooms, it appears to be Athel pine (Tamarix aphylla):
Also, this one is planted in Delhi for landscaping.
- Tabish

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> Taken at delhi(yamuna biodiversity park) on 29.7.7
> The only shot that I have.
> Will appreciate id help
> Vinod
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JM Garg

Nov 12, 2020, 4:24:12 AM11/12/20

J.M. Garg

Nov 12, 2020, 4:29:00 AM11/12/20
to efloraofindia, Vinod Kumar Gupta
This is Tamarix dioica as per images and details herein.
Looks different from Tamarix aphylla as per images and details herein.

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