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Tamarix ramosissima

Basic information
Scientific name Tamarix ramosissima (No picture)
Common names Tamarisk, tamarix, salt ceder
Higher taxon Tamaricaceae, Violales , Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range E Europe, W Asia, C Asia, continental China, Mongolia, and Korean Peninsula.
Habitat Various habitat. Farmland, coastal area, riverside, lakeside, swamp, canal, desert, disturbed habitat.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan. Range in Japan
Route Deliberate: Distributed for ornament.
Impact Competition with native trees and shrubs. Affecting water flow by sediment accumulation on developed root.
Native organism(s) affected: Native trees and shrubs.
Regulation in Japan
Introduced range in other countries South Africa, Australia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentine, etc.
Reference Notes
  • DECO (ed) (2006) Dictionary of Alien Species. Tokyo-Shoseki. (in Jpn)
  • ISSG. Global Invasive Species Database (GISD) (Accessed on 2010-12-15)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha. (in Jpn)
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