The Zygophyllum qatarense with the botanical name Tetraena qatarensis is one of the most important perennial shrubs of the desert. It is one of the few perennial sources of fresh food for camels in the desert. https://arkbiodiv.com/2021/11/28/zygophyllum-qatarense-agood-hope-for-camel-in-the-desert/ The flora is a very rich source of nutrients, especially minerals, salts, vitamins, and water. Usually, the other types …
Desert and Desertification
Zygophylum is engineered with specialized qualitative traits, making it the most reseleient flora in the derest. At the moment, I have lost some pictures, camel eating Zygophyllum but I’m quite optimistic that soon, I shall be able to share with you. Please consider my suggestion, planting native plants like Leptadenia, Haloxllon, Zygophyllum, and other shrubs and trees in your lawns so that your kids are enriched with the knowledge of native flora and fauna as the native plants act as a wildlife sanctuary. The local people in Arabia and Persia have been using this plant for various purposes, ranging from medication (human and animals) to disinfecting/cleaning clothes and other stuff, and insect repletion to rodents control.
The Hump is actually a gift of nature to the camels to adapt and survive in the hardiest and challenging ecosystems. The humps provide energy and water when there is no vegetation for food. As the Bactrian camels live in the ecosystem which has prolonged dry and prolonged cold weathers, they need double treasure of fats to cope such challenging weathers.