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Arghel

Solenostemma argel

Description:

A many-branched evergreen under-shrub growing up to 1 meter high and up to 10 meter in diameter. The twigs are slender, erect, and greyish-green. The leaves are opposite, lance-shaped, and successive leaf pairs are perpendicular. White flowers grow in dense bunches. The fruits are purplish-green, oval-shaped, and about 5 cm long. When they are ripe, they are yellow to light brown; they split open releasing numerous tufted seeds that are blown by the wind.

Habitat:

Gravelly, sandy, and rocky soils, often at the edge of wadi beds. These plants spotted in Wadi Connection, Dahab.

Notes:

The stem and sap are used medicinally by the Bedouin on infected sores. Leaves are used to treat colic and open sores and cuts.

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2 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 7 years ago

Thanks, willie!

williefromwi
williefromwi 7 years ago

nice series, wonderful information

Bernadette S
Spotted by
Bernadette S

دهب, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Lat: 28.50, Long: 34.52

Spotted on Mar 11, 2012
Submitted on Jun 20, 2012

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