from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, the type of the order Tamariscineæ and of the tribe Tamarisceæ.

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  • n. genus of deciduous shrubs or small trees of eastern Mediterranean regions and tropical Asia


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  • The tugai plant communities are comprised of the poplars (Populus diversifolia, P. pruinosa), dzhidda (Elaeagnus oxycarpa), willows (Salix spp.), and tamarix (Tamarix spp.) forests which alternate with meadows and reeds.

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  • They are being replaced by non-native vegetation such as Russian olive and salt cedar tamarix, which are unsuitable for the wildlife that call the bosque home.

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  • -- A tamarix-like shrub, bearing clusters of white flowers early in spring.

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  • (Ehrenberg) that feeds on a tamarix, and whose product is still used by the native tribes round Mount Sinai.

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  • For hedges of deciduous plants, the most common species are the buckthorn, Japan quince, the European hawthorn and other thorns, tamarix, osage orange, honey locust, and various kinds of roses.

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  • The quarter-inch-long tamarisk beetle originates in China and two areas of Kazakhstan in western Asia, where they are so voracious they often must be attacked with insecticides to protect the native tamarix stands.

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  • Some scholars have argued that the manna is the same thing as a sweet secretion that comes from the tamarisk ( "tamarix mannifera") when punctured by a particular insect commonly found in the mountains of Sinai.

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  • The tamarix tree is most often seen in windbreaks designed to control blowing sand in desert regions.

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  • In the northern areas the most common mammals are the forest mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus), badger (Meles meles), and wild boar (Sus scrofa), while in the south dominants include the tamarix gerbil (Meriones tamariscinus), flattooth rat (Nesokia indica), and jackal (Canis aureus).

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  • Various species of Tamarix (tamarix, tamarisk, salt cedar) are invasive shrubs in the riparian corridors of the arid southwestern and western United States where they have displaced willows. Tamarix ramosissima,, as well as hybrids of it and congeners, is the prime culprit.

    The limbs of tamarix are of small diameter.

    This halophile (salt lover) exudes a saline sap that makes the soil that it inhabits ever more saline, effecting the continual eradication of its less halophilic competitors.

    Tamarix imbibes enormous quantities of water, depleting water resources for irrigation and human consumption.

    It has less capacity than the species that it displaces to cohere soil. Therefore, the presence of tamarix engenders erosion.

    August 11, 2011