Dipterygium glaucum الصفروی

Dipterygium glaucum الصفروی, A Plant that is Liked such as Icecream by the Camels and Goats. Part 4

Camel had learned strategy of survival

The camels are highly adapted to the harsh and hostile climates of the sphere. The 3 important adaptation strategies are the tools in such climates as;

  • Depending on food based on plants which are hardy, dry, and bitter/salty (usually avoid by other livestock
  • Long walking ability to reach the places where food is available
  • Body physiology to cope with the burning temperature with the scarcity of water.

Series of Camel ice-cream plants species is continuous process, the outcome of desert walks

Being an ethnoecologist and ethnobotanist, I have started characterization, documentation, and reporting about the plants’ species which are liked as ice cream by the camels. You can read about the series as 1, 2, 3 in the links below.

  1. https://camel4all.blog/2017/12/17/the-ice-cream-species-of-plants-for-the-camel-and-goat/
  2. https://camel4all.blog/2017/12/17/the-ice-cream-species-of-plants-for-the-camel-and-goat/
  3. https://camel4all.blog/2017/12/21/part-2-ice-cream-species-of-plants-for-the-camel-and-goat/
  4. https://camel4all.blog/2018/06/24/plants-that-are-liked-such-as-icecream-by-the-camels-part-3/
  5. https://camel4all.blog/2019/05/05/camels-flower-%D8%B2%D9%87%D8%B1-tribulus-is-the-precious-flora-of-the-arabian-desert/

This Article is About Dipterygium glaucum الصفروی

This plant is also liked by camels very much. The plant has rich nutritional value as well as used as a herbal source of medicine. The camel loves the plant especially when it is in flowering and seeding stages. I think they like it in these stages because of the aroma and the high protein contents of flowers and seeds respectively. The plants are very strong, powerful to resist the winds of the desert. The multiple branches make it stronger and a source of protection for different insects and reptiles.

I have explored the camel desirability towards this plant during my desert exploration walks. Some ethnoveterinary suggest this plant in the flowering stage as a good source of revitalizing camel body. When the seed is matured, the camel-like it even more.

Ethnoherbal Role of the Plant

The tiny flowers of the plants work as a strong laxative agent. The stalk with flowers is a source of flashing the digestive system of the livestock as well as a human being. It is also given to camels suffering weakness. and a lower desire for food.

The Plant is a Heaven for Bees and other Fauna

The plant has very attractive flowers with yellow color and a strong smell, making it very attractive for wasps, bees, and other insects. With the multiple branches and dense cover, it is an attraction for the reptiles so they can hide and feel safe.

The Desert Precious Biodiversity is Depleting

Unfortunately, many precious desert plants including this one, are depleting, because for many reasons. This plant really needs to be well studied, documented, and identify the status and the risk factors. Such plants can ensure sustainable camel and other livestock production in the desert ecosystem.

Read something more about the plant in the link below.

7 thoughts on “Dipterygium glaucum الصفروی, A Plant that is Liked such as Icecream by the Camels and Goats. Part 4”

  1. Pingback: Camel’s Flower (زهر) Tribulus is the Precious Flora of the Arabian Desert~ A Camel Ice-cream Species. Series 5 | Communities' Animal Genetic Resources and Food Security

  2. Thank you for sharing info and video about Dipterygium glaucum. Very valuable and live information from the desert ecosystem

  3. Love this – it grows spontaneously on our farm in Oman and having read this I feed it to the camels! Planning to try propagate it – haven’t spotted any seeds yet. Any chance with cuttings?

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