Calligonum polygonoides L., Sp. Pl. 530 1753. (syn: Calligonum intertextum Rech.f. & Schiman-Czeika);
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
Calligonum polygonoides for validation :: JJ – Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, March 2018 :: ARKAPR-03 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
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?
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