Ammodaucus leucotrichus

Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss. & Durieu

Languages: English

Overview

Description

Stems are erect and glabrous also striate and branched. Leaves fleshy, with sheathing petioles,2-3-pinnatisect and segments oblong-linear, 2-4 x 1 mm.Peduncle 1-4 cm. Umbel-rays 0.5-3 cm, unequal. Bracts 2-4,1-2.5 cm, pinnatisect.bracteoles 3-partite. Pedicel 0.5-1 cm. Flowers 5-10 per umbellule. Petals 1 mm, shallowly 2-lobed, white. fruit 1-1.2 x 0.5-0.6 cm, ovoid, densely covered with yellowish-brown soft hairs 4-6 mm; mericarps compressed, ribbed.

Description

Size

Height: 10-25 cm.

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Atlantic Islands, Mauritania, Mali, North Africa.

Distribution in Egypt

Libyan Desert, Nubian Desert, Gebel Oweinat.

Habitat

Alluvial and sandy desert plains.

Life Expectancy

Annual.

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..