Calligonum polygonoides L., Sp. Pl. 530 1753. (syn: Calligonum intertextum Rech.f. & Schiman-Czeika);
E. Medit. to Iran and Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan: Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Yemen as per POWO;
Punjab, Rajasthan as per BSI Flora of India Checklist;
Common name: Phog • Hindi: फोग Phog, Phok


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Plant from Buchara Bandh Jaipur

Calligonum polygonoides

The phog plant (Calligonum polygonoides), with its extensive root system, grows on sand dunes and acts as an effective sandbinder. Its leaves serve as fodder for sheep, while its flowers are eaten by the locals. Its roots make excellent firewood and the charcoal produced – which burns with a high intensity – is popular with goldsmiths and ironsmiths.

Photo Taken on-25.6.2009


Clicked these pics in the Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Jodhpur in March 2018.
They were labelled as ‘Calligonum polygonoides’ or फोग.
Requested to please validate. Are these fruits?

Yes sir
These are fruits of Calligonum polygonoides