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Lappula spinocarpos (Forssk.) Asch. ex Kuntze

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Lappula spinocarpos (Forssk.) Asch. ex Kuntze / Homotypic Synonyms:  Echinospermum spinocarpos (Forssk.) Boiss. //Infraspecifics: Lappula spinocarpos ssp. Spinocarpos, Herbs annual. Stems erect, frequently branched from base or above middle, 3-12 cm tall, densely short appressed white pubescent; branches ascending. Basal leaves grayish green, spatulate-linear, to 3 cm × 4 mm, , Life Form: Th ,   Flowering in: Jan-Apr ,   Vern: —– ,   Phytochoria: SA+IT , The native range of this species is N. Africa to Xinjiang and W. Pakistan.   Notes: Wild in Libya. common of dry regions

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Distribution in Libya
Zliten-Misurata Plain Benghazi Plain Jabal Nafusa
Al-kararim 1968 (17,30,40 km) from Ajdabia to Ojala, 1978 (25 km) S.E. Jado 1970 Gebel Nefousa 1971 Kabau 1972   Misallata (Shaafeen) 2008 Tarhuna (Wlaad Hmmad) 2018 Msallata-Garaboulli Province 2020 Gharyan (Sedrores Mountains) 2020
Marmarica Plateau Al-Jufra area
Reported in Marmarica north-eastern part of Libya by Pampanini 1930 (195 km) from Tobrul to Al-Jaghbub 1978  Marmarica (north-eastern part of Libya) 2002 (52 km) from Bugrain to Hun, Al-Brega, 1978


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1979) Flora of Libya, Boraginaceae Vol. (68) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Saaed, M.W.B., EL-Barasi, Y.M. & Rahil, R.O. (2021) An updated checklist and quantitative analysis of the Marmarica Plateau flora, in the north-eastern part of Libya. Phytotaxa 509 (1): 001-055., An updated Marmarica Plateau flora 2021
El-Ahmir, S.M., Mahklouf, M.H., Shanta, M.B., Abo-Jaafer, H.A. (2020) Floristic Study of Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan District-Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. Volume 8 / Issue 1. ISSN: 2348-7313., Sedrores Mountains in Gharyan 2020
Mahklouf, M.H., Sherif, A.S., Betelmal, A.G. (2020) Floristic Study and Species Diversity of Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 7 / Issue 3 ISSN: 2348-7313. Journal homepage:, Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya 2020
MahkloufM.H. SherifA.S, BetelmalA. G. (2018) Floristic Study for Tarhuna-Libya. Hacettepe J. Biol. & Chem, 2018, 46 (3), 337-364., Floristic Study for Tarhuna 2018
Mohammed, S.A.H. (2008) A taxonomic and ecological study of the plants of the Shaafin Reserve in Masalatah. Master Thesis. Department of Biology-Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Al-Mirqab University. Al-Khums. Libya. (In Arabic)  
El-Shaary M.S. (2002). The Natural Vegetation in Marmarica plateau (North-eastern Libya). First ed. Tobruk (Libya): Published by the local Authority. (In Arabic)