Desert Floral Diversity

Desert is home to many, diverse, and very beautiful floral species, highly adapted to the desert ecosystems.

Calitrops providing shelter and commune to other plants and animals

A pleasant outdoor visit -Desert, camel, flora, and the ecosystem

The Desert is not a problem but a precious ecosystem The Desert is one of the most important attractions in my life. Walking on sand gives a heavenly feeling. Today, I visited the desert, walked on the sand, and ate pomegranates while sitting on the sand dune. I filmed a short video of the camels …

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Rumex vesicarius in Hatta mountains. UAE

The desert’s plum – Rumex vesicarius found in Masaken area of Alain Abudhabi

Rumex vesicarius is very resembling spinach by leaves. The leaves and flowers both are rich sources of Vitamin C. The nature arrangement of Vit C for the desert people gives a sharp sour tasting. Because of its taste, the shepherds/grazers have given the name of the desert’s plum.

camel eating Eremorium aegyptiacum

The annual Brassicaceae erupted after a shower in the Arabian desert غريده

Brassicaceae (Mustard) is found in almost all the desert/drylands, i.e. Sahara, ME, Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. We have some very fresh information about the Eremobium aegyptiacum, a large family with an interesting and beautiful flowering of 4 petals.

How does Tetraena qatarensis synonym Zygophyllum qatarense Support Wildlife and Livestock in the Desert?

Zygophylum qatarense is really a unique flora with almost 0 % water loss. It absorb moisture from the atmosphere and the scatter roots in the sands absorb moisture from the due in the cooler hours of the night. I call this plant as water trap in the desert. The plant redirect or reabsorb the moisture of the transpiration with the help of the tiny hairs. This plants is really very strange and unique. It is called as Harram in Arabic.

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