Tamarix senegalensis

Tamarix senegalensis is a species of flowering plants of the Tamaricaceae family.[2] It is a tree or twiggy shrub, that grows in saline soil, sandy desert and sea-shore.[3]

Tamarix senegalensis
Tamarix Senegalensis a SP.jpg
Tamarix senegalensis in São Pedro, São Vicente, Cape Verde
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Tamaricaceae
Genus: Tamarix
T. senegalensis
Binomial name
Tamarix senegalensis
DC., 1828[1]


Tamarix senegalensis is a large shrub, reaching 2-5 metres height. It has many small leaves. In Cape Verde it is called tarrafe, and the related name tarrafal has been given to a number of localities.[4]

Distribution and ecologyEdit

Leaves of the Senegalese tamarisk

Tamarix senegalensis occurs on and near the coasts of northwestern Africa (Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal) and the Cape Verde islands.[3][5]


  1. ^ DC., In: Prod. 3: 96
  2. ^ Roskov, Y.; Kunze, T.; Orrel, T.; Abucay, L.; Paglinawan, L.; Culham, A.; Bailly, n.; Kirk, P.; Bourgoin, T.; Baillargeon, T.; Decock, W.; De Wever, A.; Didžiulis, V. (6 December 2014). ”Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2014 Annual Checklist.”. Species 2000. Reading, England.
  3. ^ a b "Tamarix sengalensis". Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva: African Plant Database. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ Planta Endemicas e arvores indigenas de Cabo Verde
  5. ^ Oromí, Martín, Zurita & Cabrera, 2005 : Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde: Hongos, Plantas y Animales Terrestres. Gobierno de Canarias, Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación Territorial, p. 52

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