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Caroxylon vermiculatum (L.) Akhani & Roalson / Homotypic Synonyms  Salsola vermiculata L., is a small, greyish, much-branched shrub ranging in height from 25 to 100 cm. Life Form: Ch Flowering in: Almost the year Vern: —  Phytochoria: SA+SZ+IT, The native range of this species is Canary Islands, Medit. to W. Iran, Sahara & Sahel. . Notes: Wild in Libya, a desert species .

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Marmarica Plateau
Zwara 1975 Reported in Marmarica north-eastern part of Libya by Pampanini 1930 (2 km) afterAl-Tamimi to Tobruk 1975 (2km) from Al-Tamimi (60 km0 befor Tobruk 1977
Zliten-Misurata Plain Al-Qibla area
Leptus Megna 2004 Kaam area 2005 Wadis South of Mizda 2013
Sirte Plains Al-Jufra area
Near Al-Sedra 1977 Zella 2008
Benghazi Plain
Bengazi 1977 Beach sand dunes in Karkurah 2021


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:  
Alteerah, M.A., El-Barasi, Y.M., Ali Alwerfally, A.( 2021) Vegetation cover composition and seed bank study of  beach sand dunes in Karkurah coastal area, east of Libya. Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research.,

Karkurah coastal area 2021

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)
Baayo, Kh. A. (2008) Floristic composition of Sahara Area in Libya. Catrina (2008), 3(3):37-53.

Floristic composition of Sahara Area in Libya 2008

Al-Shf, N. S. (2005) a taxonomic study of the plants of the Kaam region. Master Thesis, College of Science, Al-Marqab University, Al-Khums, Libya. (In Arabic)
El-Komati, Amani Farag. (2004) Medicinal plants in the Shapiat of Marqab, their distribution, classification and importance. Master Thesis. Biology Department- Faculty of Science-Al-Marqab University. Al-Khums. Libya. (In Arabic)