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Capparis cartilaginea Decne., it is a prostrate or scrambling shrubs, sometimes hanging from the rocks, glabrous, glaucous, often fleshy with short crooked branches. Leaves petiolate; blade ovate, broadly elliptic or orbicular, 2-6 cm long, 1.5-6 cm broad., Life Form: N.Ph,   Flowering in: Jan-Apr,   Vern: ——– ,   Phytochoria: SZ+SA, The native range of this species is Egypt to Tanzania, W. Asia to NW. India, Arabian Peninsula, W. Indian Ocean., Notes: Wild in Libya.

For more information: https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:327918-2https://www.ipni.org/n/327918-2 https://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000584571,  https://www.gbif.org/species/5601795, https://flora.org.il/en/plants/capcar/https://botany.cz/cs/capparis-cartilaginea/

 

Distribution in Libya
Ghadames area Al-Hamada Al-Hamra Fezzan area
Reported from E. Ghadames by Durand & Barratte Reported from Hamada by Durand & Barratte Reported from Fezzan by Durand & Barratte
Tibesti area
Reported from Tibesti by Ozenda

 

Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Ali, S.I. & Jafri, S.M.H. (1977) Flora of Libya, Capparaceae Vol. (12) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
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