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Tamarix tenuissima Nakai

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

⇒ Engler's syllabus エングラー体系


Gyoryu (ギョリュウ, 御柳), salt cedar

Lifeform: deciduous small tree
Distribution: central and southern China (exotic to Japan)
Habitat: dry, saline soils (probably in the original regions)

Tamaricaceae Link

Four genera (controversial): no species are native to Japan

Hololachna Ehrenb.
Myricaria Desb.
Reaumuria L.
Tamarix L.

50-60 species are distributed in Eurasia and Africa. All species in this genus are not native to Japan

Tamarix tenuissima in Hokkaido

[1] a transplanted tree. [2] a shoot with leaves and flowers. [3] close-up of inflorescences. The leaf looks like a needle leaf. [1-3] in front of GSEES, HU, on June 19 2010.