Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

 


It is a pubescent white-bristly perennial plant with a woody base. Stems are terete, much branched from the base, procumbent or ascending. Leaves are linear-lanceolate, with acute or obtuse apex, revolute margins, and tapering base. Flowers are sessile or subsessile, in 1 rank, with white, hypocrateriform corolla and arranged in  terminal, forked spike-like, dense cymes. The fruit is subglobose and composed of 4 Nutlets which are free or connate in pairs; all of them are fertile or 2 of them are abortive; the dorsal surface is with or without dermal appendages and with acute apex.

 

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Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Distribution in Egypt

Isthmic Desert (Location: Maghara). 

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Global Distribution

North Africa, Egypt, Arabia, Iran , Afghanistan.

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Physical Description

Size

Height: 20-50 cm

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Ecology

Habitat

Sandy desert wadis and plains, calcareous ridges

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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Perennail

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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