Empty Quarter Desert

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.

Not only a source of food and water, Zygophyllum qatarense provides shelter to different species of animal kingdom

The Strong and Resilient Plant of Desert; Tetraena qatarensis synonym Zygophyllum qatarense, commonly known as Harm or Hadidi

Zygophyllum qatarense grows in arid conditions and is both drought and salt tolerant (Xerophyte as well as halophyte). In the Persian Gulf area, the summer is very hot, any ground moisture present evaporates and the soil becomes increasingly salty. Under these conditions, the leaves dry up and fall off the plant, and it can survive in a leafless state for several years.

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