Prosopis cineraria (Ghaf in Arabic) – An unsung hero of the desert

Prosopis cineraria (Ghaf in Arabic) – An unsung hero of the desert


Ghaf tree says “When you see me thrive in your fields, you may wonder if I’m stealing water from your crops. I’m not! my taproots goes down 35-60 meters in search of water. That’s about. the width of one of your football fields! I actually protect your agriculture by acting as a windbreak to slow down dust storms. My roots also stabilize sand dunes, preventing the desert from taking over”. Continue reading Prosopis cineraria (Ghaf in Arabic) – An unsung hero of the desert

Desert ecology, floral survival, and camel grazing – Impacts and the future hopes

Desert ecology, floral survival, and camel grazing – Impacts and the future hopes


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. Continue reading Desert ecology, floral survival, and camel grazing – Impacts and the future hopes