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Caroxylon tetragonum (Delile) Moq./ Homotypic Synonyms Salsola tetragona Delile, it is a subshrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome. Life Form: Ch Flowering in: Sept-Oct Vern:Phytochoria: SA, The native range of this species is N. Africa to Israel. Notes: Wild in Libya, a desert species  common in sandy ground, medicinal plant.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jabal Al-Akhader Al-Qibla area
Derisia (Talmeta),Tocra, Al-Bakur,Barce, Shahat-Susa,Susa-Derna 2016 Wadis South of Mizda 2013
Marmarica Plateau Ghadames area
Reported in Marmarica north-eastern part of Libya by Pampanini 1930 Bir Acheim, Bir Belamed 1933 (2 km) from Al-Tamimi to Tobruk 1977 Marmarica (north-eastern part of Libya) 2002 Dafna region (Tobruk to Msaid) 2008  Ain Migzim, (10 km) from main road and turning of main road from Ghadames 1975


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:  
Hegazy, A.; Kabiel, H.; AlRowaily, S.; Lovett-Doust,L. and AlBorki, A. (2016) Plant communities and reproductive phenology in mountainous regions of northern Liby. Journal of  Forestry Research. July 2017, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 741–761.
Barrani, M. W. (2008) A study of environmental degradation factors in the semi-desert Dafna region-Libya. Master Thesis-Department of Science and environmental engineering-Postgraduate Academy Benghazi branch. (In Arabic)
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)