Author: Jan Scholten
English: Tamarisk family.
Botany: 4 genera; Hololachna, Myricaria, Reaumuria, Tamarix; dry areas of Europe, Asia and Africa; saline soils; can tolerate alkaline conditions; leaves scalelike, overlap each other along the stem, encrusted with salt secretions.
Tamaricaceae was classified in the Violales under the Cronquist system. The Apg3 classification place them in the Caryophyllales.
They prefer to stay alone for fear of being used. They feel better standing on their own than adapting to relatives and friends and to have to give up their autonomy. Their own inner world is more important than the social life with others. They often do not feel understood. They feel and think different from others; they perceive things that others do not seem to see. They hate the hypocrisy of most people and preserve their honesty by staying out of entangling relationships.
Giving everyone love.
Knowing and handling much grief.
Heart: anaemia, isochromic; cholesterol high.