Calligonum polygonoides L., Sp. Pl. 530 1753.;


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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





Request for ID : Oman : 310511 : AK-3: Taken at Muscat, Oman….first two pictures on the 8th of Feb, 2008
and other two on the 22nd of Feb, 2008.
Bushes found growing in the sand.
Dr .. had identified similar bushes from Rajasthan if I am not wrong, but those had no flowers/pods. They were only bushes. 

Calligonum polygonoides
Family: Polygonaceae 

Other plant was most probably Capparis decidua. This is a true representation of desert flora. 

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  


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