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Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Forssk.) Decne.

Family: Apocynaceae

Arabic name: مرخ – معاليت – أجوام

Perennial, much-branched generally leafless shrub, erect up to 250-300 cm. The plant grows in sandy plains and low dunes

Distribution in UAE
It is a common and widespread plant

Flowering & Fruiting
November – June

The infusion from stems is used as a diuretic. This plant is commonly used as daytime shelter by Gazelles and other animals (Jongbloed et al. 2003)

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