Asphodelus tenuifolius

Asphodelus tenuifolius Cav.

Common Names

بروق (بَروق) (Arabic), بروق (بَروق) (Arabic), بروق (بِروق) (Arabic), برواق (بُرواق) (Arabic), براق (بُراق) (Arabic), بصل الشيطان (بَصَل الشيطان) (Arabic), بصل ابليس (بَصَل إبليس) (Arabic), بورج (بَوْرج) (Arabic), يرواق، يروق (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Atlantic Islands, north Africa, eastern Mediterranean region, Sinai, Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, India, Socotra, Sudan, Somalia.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile region, oases, Mediterranean region, Egyptian desert, Res Sea coastal strip, Gebel Elba and Sinai (St.Katherine).

Habitat

Desert wadis, sandy plains, alluvial soils, edges of cultivated land.

Life Expectancy

Annual.

Taxonomy

  • Asphodelus fistulosus L. var. tenuifolius (Cav.) Baker (synonym)

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..