Anastatica hierochuntica

Anastatica hierochuntica L.

Common Names

St. Mary's flower (English), Rose of Jericho (English), كف مريم (كَف مريم) (Arabic), شجره مريم (شَجرة مَرْيَم) (Arabic), حدق (حَدَق) (Arabic), حدق (حُدَق) (Arabic), قبيد (قِبيد) (Arabic), كباد (كِباد) (Arabic), كماش (كَمَّاش) (Arabic), عجبيضه (عجبَيْضه) (Arabic), ضعه، قبيده، شجره الطلق (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

North Africa to Pakistan.

Distribution in Egypt

Oases (Uwienat), Egyptian desert, Res Sea coastal strip, Gebel Elba, Sinai and Libyan Desert (Qattara).

Habitat

Alluvial, sandy and stony desert.

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..