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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Tamaricaceae
Genera: MyricariaMyrtamaReaumuriaTamarix

Tamaricaceae Link Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 291. (1821) nom. cons.

Type genus: Tamarix L. Sp. Pl. 1: 270. (1753)


Reaumuriaceae Lindley Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot. 61. (1835)
Type genus: Reaumuria L. Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 1069, 1081, 1374. (1759)

See Discussion Page regarding the circumscription of the family.

Link, J.H.F. 1821. Enumeratio Plantarum Horti Regii Berolinensis Altera 1: 291.
Hassler, M. 2021. Tamaricaceae. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Oct. 24. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Tamaricaceae in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 Oct. 24. Reference page.
Gaskin, J.F., Ghahremani-nejad, F., Zhang, D.Y. & Londo, J.P. 2004. A systematic overview of Frankeniaceae and Tamaricaceae from nuclear rDNA and plastid sequence data. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 91(3): 401-409. JSTOR Reference page.
Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., Mering, S. v., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler R., Ocampo G., Ochoterena, H., Oxelman, B., Rabeler, R. K., Sanchez, A., Schlumpberger, B. O. & Uotila, P. 2015. A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Willdenowia 45(3): 281–383. DOI: 10.3372/wi.45.45301 Open access Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Tamaricaceae. Published online. Accessed: Mar. 30 2017.
Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 14, July 2017 [and more or less continuously updated since]. Online. Reference page.
Wang, Y., Liu, Y.F., Liu, S.B. & Huang, H.W. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of Myricaria (Tamaricaceae): implications for taxonomy and conservation in China. Botanical Studies 50: 343-352. Full text from ResearchGate Reference page.
Zhang, D., Zhang, Y.,Gaskin, J.F. & Chen, Z. 2006. Systematic position of Myrtama Ovcz. & Kinz. based on morphological and nrDNA ITS sequence evidence. Chinese Science Bulletin 51(1): 117-123. DOI: 10.1007/s11434-006-8215-y Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.
Zhang, M., Hao, X., Sanderson, S.C., Vyacheslav, B.V., Sukhorukov, A.P. & Zhang, X. 2014. Spatiotemporal evolution of Reaumuria (Tamaricaceae) in Central Asia: insights from molecular biogeography. Phytotaxa 167(1): 89-103. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.167.1.5 Full text PDF Reference page.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Tamariskengewächse
English: Tamarisk family
suomi: Tamariskikasvit
français: Tamaricacées
հայերեն: Կարմրանազգիներ
македонски: Врежови
Nederlands: Tamariskfamilie
norsk: Tamariskfamilien
polski: Tamaryszkowate
svenska: Tamariskväxter
中文: 柽柳科

The Tamaricaceae are a flowering plant family (the tamarisk family) containing four genera and a total of 78 known species.[1] In the 1980s, the family was classified in the Violales under the Cronquist system; more modern classifications (Angiosperm Phylogeny Group) place them in the Caryophyllales.

The family is native to drier areas of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Many grow on saline soils, tolerating up to 15,000 ppm soluble salt and can also tolerate alkaline conditions. The leaves are generally scale-like, measure 1–5 mm long, overlap each other along the stem, and in some species are encrusted with salt secretions.

Christenhusz, M. J. M. & Byng, J. W. (2016). "The number of known plants species in the world and its annual increase". Phytotaxa. Magnolia Press. 261 (3): 201–217. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.261.3.1.

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