Tamarix senegalensis is a large shrub, reaching 2-5 metres height. It has many small leaves. In Cape Verde it is called tarrafe, and the related name tarrafal has been given to a number of localities.
Tamarix senegalensis is a species of flowering plants of the Tamaricaceae family. It is a tree or twiggy shrub, that grows in saline soil, sandy desert and sea-shore.