Skip to content
Caroxylon imbricatum (Forssk.) Moq.// Infraspecifics: Caroxylon imbricatum var. imbricatum / Syn. Salsola baryosma (Schult.) Dandy., is a small, spreading shrub or sub-shrub growing up to 1.2 m tall..,  Life Form: N.Ph Flowering in: Sept-Nov Vern: Phytochoria: SA+SZ+IT The native range of this variety is Sahara & Sahel to W. India., Notes: Wild in Libya, a desert species..

For more information:,,


Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Ghadames area
Tripoli 1976  (5 km) from Ghadames to Berber catle 1975
Marmarica Plateau Al-Jufra area
Marmarica (north-eastern part of Libya) 2002 Weshka, (43 km) from Weshka 1975
Al-Qibla area Fezzan area
Wadis South of Mizda 2013 Wadi Atiq, (150 km) from Wegh, (45 km) from Highway to Brak 1973


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1978) Flora of Libya, Chenopodiaceae Vol. (58) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest:  
Mohamed, F.J. (2013) A Taxonomic Study of Wadis Flora South of Mizda at the intersections with Mizda-Sebha Highway. Master Thesis. Department of Botany-Faculty of Science-Sebha University. Libya. (In Arabic) 
El-Shaary MS. 2002. The Natural Vegetation in Marmarica plateau (North-eastern Libya). First ed. Tobruk (Libya): Published by the local Authority. (In Arabic)