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Caroxylon tetrandrum (Forssk.) Akhani & Roalson / Homotypic Synonyms  Salsola tetrandra Forssk. , it is a sub shrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrub land biome. Life Form: Ch Flowering in: Mar-Apr Vern: —  Phytochoria: SA, The native range of this species is N. Africa to Sahara and Israel., Notes: Wild in Libya, a desert species in sandy ground, medicinal plant.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Ghadames area
Sabrata 2008  Ain Migzim, (10 km) from main road and turning of main road from Ghadames 1975
Sirte Plains Al-Jufra area
(2 km) E. of  Bugrain, (7 km) from Bugrain to Buayrat 1967 (25)km W. Sirte 1968 (50km) from Hun to Bougrain, (87km) from Bou njim 1976 (50km) from Hun to Bougrain, (87km) from Bou njim 1976
Benghazi Plain Ghat area 
Between Slouk and Al-Abiar 2016 Ajdabia (Al-Jaledia)2017 Ghat (Between Acacus and Tassili Mountains) 2004 
Marmarica Plateau Gebel Uweinat
From Tobruk to Egyptian Border 1999 Marmarica (north-eastern part of Libya) 2002 Dafna region (Tobruk to Msaid) 2008 Gebel Uweinat 1968
Al-Qibla area
Wadis South of Mizda 2013


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:  
Raheel, O. M., El-Borasi, Y. M., El-Barrani, M. W., El-Hassi, S. (2016) Study of Flora and vegetation cover of the semi-desert area between Salouq and Al-Abyar-the first high of Jabal Al-Akhdar-Libya, Fourth Scientific Conference for Environment and Sustainable Development In dry and semi-arid areas. Ajdabia. Libya. (In Arabic) between Salouq and Al-Abyar 2016
Bou-Gharsa, Saleh, A. & Al Sheikhi, S. K. (2017) A study on the diversity of vegetation covers in El-Beidan and El-Glidaya protected areas in Ajdabiya. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering JESE, VOL. 1. (In Arabic) الغطاء النباتي بمحميتي البيضان و الجليدايه بمدينة اجدابيا 2017 
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)
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)
El-Yafour, L. A. (2008) Taxonomic study of the vegetation properties of Sabratha city Master Thesis. Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Al-Zawiya University, Libya. (In Arabic)
Ahmidat, Gh. (2004) Study of the vegetation cover of the area between the Acacus Mountains and the Tassili Mountains (Ghat). Master Thesis. Department of Botany.College 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)
Al-Hamadi R.I.(1999) Floristic and ecological study of wadi Al-Agar, Master Thesis, Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Botany Department-Faculty of Science-Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya. (In Arabic)