Cardiospermum halicacabum

Cardiospermum halicacabum L.

Common Names

بكف (بَكِّف) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Pantropical weed.

Distribution in Egypt

Nile region and oases (Dakhla).


Edges of cultivation.

Life Expectancy



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