Tribulus is a resilient, beautiful, and important flora of the desert.
It is resilient to the hardiness of the climate and weather of the desert
Having medicinal value, directly and indirectly (use as a herb also indirectly through camel urine and milk)
it is a perineal plant but sprouts in spring (March and April after rains)
Not only valued as camel food and ethnomedicine but T. arabicus is home to precious fauna of the Desert
Many types of fauna live inside and around the Tribulus plant
They either depend upon the nectar or fluorescence or eat the leaves
Some make burrows and homes inside the plant to make it a habitat
They are making a rich niche and ecosystem
They fabricate a very useful and efficient biological control
They have beautiful flowers and seeds
The yellow flowers make it very attractive in the desert. It attracts insects and birds from a far distance. The aroma of the nectar is also very appealing to bees and wasps. The seeds are coated in a compound structure enriched with hair to maintain the moisture of the structure.
Some beautiful fauna found on the Tribulus aribicus act as pollinators
In the month of February, they are very much affected by small black insects like lice. The insects rely on fluorescence for food and shelter. They drink the moisture and juice of the pedestal of the flowers.
Then the other factors, like other good insects, wind storms, birds, and rain help the tribunals to get rid of the lice.
Here are the links to the articles about the camel icecream species in the link below.
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