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Anastatica hierochuntica L., it is an annual plant, about 5 (-10) cm long in fruit, branched from the base with usually ascending branches, often rolled inwards under dry conditions, densely pubescent with stellate hairs. Leaves 10-20 mm long, 5-10 mm.,  Life Form:  Th ,   Flowering in: Mar-Apr ,   Vern: Kif meriam ,   Phytochoria: SS , The native range of this species is Canary Islands (Fuertaventura), Sahara to Iraq and Arabian Peninsula, S. Iran to SW. Pakistan.  Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Qibla area Ghadames area Al-Kufra area
Wadi Nesma region 2009 Reported from Ghadames by Durand & Barrate Reported from Al-Kufra by Durand & Barrate
Ghat area  Jabal Al-Uwinat
Reported from Ghat, by Durand & Barrate Gebel Uweinat 1968


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Ali, S.I. & Jafri, S.M.H. (1977) Flora of Libya, Brassicaceae Vol. (23) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Bahri, N.M. (2009) Study of the vegetation covers of Wadi Nesma region, northwest of Libya. Master Thesis, Department of Botany, College of Science, Sebha University, Libya. (In Arabic)