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Caper family-Capparaceae; Arabic:muqaybil as-shams, mekhisa

Cleome rupicola

Description:

Perennial woody base plant; Flowers are orange coloured with brownish veins. Photo was taken at Wadi Tarbat, Al Ain, UAE

Habitat:

Gravel plains. wadi banks and hilly areas. Hajar mountains in UAE

Notes:

Extract of this plant was traditionally used as eye-drops to treat cataracts.

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Karan Raghwa
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Karan Raghwa

Al Ain - ‏العين‎, United Arab Emirates

Spotted on Feb 23, 2007
Submitted on Mar 9, 2013

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