Tamaricaceae Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 291. 1821, nom. cons., sec. APG [Angiosperm Phylogeny Group] 2016



Five genera and c. 80 species occurring in Africa, Asia and Europe with major distribution in the Irano-Turanian and Mediterranean regions (Gaskin 2003). Phylogenetic studies support the monophyly of the genera. Three well supported clades have been recovered: 1) Tamarix, 2) Myrtama and Myricaria, and 3) Hololachna and Reaumuria. Tamarix is sister to a clade comprising Myrtama and Myricaria, and this group is sister to Hololachna and Reaumuria (Gaskin & al. 2004). The main feature in most genera of Tamaricaceae is the presence of salt glands which enable the successfull growth in salty and riparian habitats.A
A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W.G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., 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. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383