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Valerianella muricata (Steven ex M.Bieb.) W.H.Baxter

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Valerianella muricata (Steven ex M.Bieb.) W.H.Baxter, it is an annual plants 3-17 cm tall. Leaves lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 2-4 cm X 2.5-5 mm, base often toothed. Bracts ovate to lanceolate, 2-4 mm long.,  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Mar-Apr,   Vern:———–,   Phytochoria: MED+SA+IT,  The native range of this species is E. Medit. to Central Asia and W. Himalaya., Notes: Wild in Libya, rare in Libya

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Distribution in Libya
Benghazi Plain Jabal Nafusa Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Reported from Benghazi by Kieth Reported from Al-Gussbat by Kieth (19,25 km) S.E. Derna, Wadi Derna 1968  Slonta to Marawa, Shahat to Faidia, S. of Al-Baida crossroads 1970  Wadi Zaza 2003   Wadi El-Kauf 2014   Balghara 2017


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi., A. ( 1977 ) Flora of Libya, Valerianaceae Vol. ( 46 ) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Abusaief, H.M.A. & Alwishish, F.M. (2017) Survey of endangered plants and description the seeds in some sites at Al-JabalAl-Akhdar of Libya. Curr. Sci. Int., 6 (3): 511-539, 2017 ISSN 2077-4435. Endangered plants at Al-JabalAl-Akhdar 2017
El-Mokasabi, F M. (2014) Floristic Composition and Traditional Uses of Plant Species at Wadi Al-kuf, Al-Jabal Al-Akhder, Libya. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 14 (8): 685-697, 2014, ISSN 1818-769,IDOSI Publications,2014DOI:10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2014.14.08.12375. Plant Species at Wadi Al-kuf 2014
El-Barasi, Y. M., EI-Sherif, l. M. & Gawhari, A. M. H.(2003) Checklist and analysis of the flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza at AI-Jabal AI Akhdar (Cyrenaica, Libya). Bocconea 16 (2): 1091-1105. 2003. – ISSN 1120-4060.  , flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza 2003_compressed