Zygophyllum album is a perennial mealy-canescent low shrub with many branched stems. The leaves are 2-foliolate, whitish, mealy-pubescent, with cylindrical to obovoid and fleshy leaflets. The flowers are small with white and clawed petals; they grow solitary and axillary. The fruit is a pear-shaped, 5-lobed 6-9 x 5-7 mm capsule. The seeds are elliptic, and tuberculate.
Distribution in Egypt
Libyan Desert Oases, Nubian Desert Oases, Mareotic Sector, North Sinai, Libyan Desert, Nubian Desert, Arabian Desert, Isthmic Desert, Galala Desert, Gebel Oweinat, South Red Sea Coast, North Red Sea Coast, Mountainous Southern Sinai, Libyan Desert (Location: Quattara depression), Gulf of Aqaba Coast (Location: Nabaq).
Spain, North Africa, East Mediterranean Region, Sinai, Southern Arabia, Socotra, Tropical East Africa.
Localities documented in Tropicos sources
South Africa (Africa & Madagascar)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. Welman, E. Reitief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. v. Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2). http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/1371
Height: 25-50 cm.
Coastal and Inland Saline Sandy Soils.
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Zygophyllum album
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Zygophyllum album
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1