( Tamarix Family )
|Subfamalies: nil. |
Family Description: Shrubs or small trees. Leaves simple, alternate, exstipulate, usually ericoid. Flowers solitary or in spike-like racemes, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic. Sepals 4-5, free or slightly united at the base; petals 4-5, free; stamens 4 to numerous, free or partly united. Ovary superior, of 3-5 carpels; placentation parietal. Fruit a septicidal capsule; seeds numerous, with numerous long, unicellular hairs.