Overview

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Description

Stems are erect and glabrous also striate and branched. Leaves fleshy, with sheathing petioles,2-3-pinnatisect and segments oblong-linear, 2-4 x 1 mm.Peduncle 1-4 cm. Umbel-rays 0.5-3 cm, unequal. Bracts 2-4,1-2.5 cm, pinnatisect.bracteoles 3-partite. Pedicel 0.5-1 cm. Flowers 5-10 per umbellule. Petals 1 mm, shallowly 2-lobed, white. fruit 1-1.2 x 0.5-0.6 cm, ovoid, densely covered with yellowish-brown soft hairs 4-6 mm; mericarps compressed, ribbed.

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Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Libyan Desert, Nubian Desert, Gebel Oweinat.

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Global Distribution

Atlantic Islands, Mauritania, Mali, North Africa.

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Physical Description

Size

Height: 10-25 cm.

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Ecology

Habitat

Alluvial and sandy desert plains.

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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Annual.

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Wikipedia

Ammodaucus

Ammodaucus leucotrichus is a species of flowering plant in the Apiaceae family and the sole member of the genus Ammodaucus. It is endemic to northern Africa, including the Canary Islands.

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