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

Cleome rupicola


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


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


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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