Fagonia bruguieri

Fagonia bruguieri DC.

Common Names

شكاعه (شُكاعه)، حلاوه (حَلاوه)، حلاوى (حَلاوى) (Arabic), خشيات (خُشيات)، عجول (عَجول) (Arabic), عقول (عَقول)، عطان (عَطّان)، عطانى (عَطّانى) (Arabic), جمبه (جَمبه) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

North Africa, Sinai, Palestine, Syria, Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan.

Distribution in Egypt

Oases, Mediterranean region, Egyptian desert, Gebel Elba and Sinai (St.Katherine).

Habitat

Sandy plains and desert wadis.

Life Expectancy

Perennial.

Taxonomy

  • Fagonia echinella Boiss. (synonym)
  • Fagonia diversifolia Boiss. (synonym)
  • Fagonia bruguieri DC. var. laxa (synonym)
  • Fagonia bruguieri DC. var. haplotricha Hadidi (synonym)
  • Fagonia haplotricha (Hadidi) Hadidi & El-Garf (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..