Fagonia schweinfurthii (Hadidi) Hadidi (syn: Fagonia arabica var. schweinfurthii (Hadidi) Giri & Nayar; Fagonia bruguieri var. ehrenbergerii Schweinf.; Fagonia cretica auct. non L. (in BSI Flora); Fagonia indica var. schweinfurthii Hadidi; Fagonia rangei Loes. ex Dinter; Fagonia schweinfurthii (Hadidi) M.Hall (ambiguous synonym));
Egypt to Kenya, Arabian Peninsula, S. Iran to W. Himalaya: Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, West Himalaya, Yemen as per POWO (Zygophyllum paulayanum (J.Wagner & Vierh.) Christenh. & Byng);
India (Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka), Pakistan, Yemen (W-Yemen, N-Inner Yemen), Iran (S-Iran), Iraq, Saudi Arabia, NE-Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, NE-Kenya, Eritrea as per Catalogue of Life;
Keys available at Flora of Pakistan;


Plant for ID: Sangamner Maharashtra: AVD 27July2015 : 3 posts by 1 author. Attachments (8)
Please help me in identifying the plant images attached herewith.
Habit: Herb with woody base. Procumbent
Leaves: Opposite, lanceolate, acute, 15mm x 4mm minutely mucronate, in whorl with opposite spines. Spines pointed.
Flowers: Solitary, calyx 5 lobes, corolla : pink
Fruits: Deeply 5 lobed
Place: Sangamner Maharashtra
Date: 26th July 2015 

Could identify after posting. It is Fagonia schweinfurthii



Fwd: Requesting id of an semi-arid plant :  Attachments (4).  2 posts by 2 authors.
I found this plant near Challakere Taluk, Chitradurga Dt, Karnataka on 17/4/2013. Is it Peganum hermala?

Fagonia cretica


Plant ID-LDH/07/2015-2 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
please help me to identify the plant having medicinal value
grows in arid zone of Punjab during summer

This is a Fagonia sp… Zygophyllaceae

Fagonia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available) 

Yes, its Fagonia (schweinfurthii ???)

Should be Fagonia schweinfurthii, as most leaves are trifoliate, spines shorter. 



Id of Flower ID 13062013SH2 : Attachments (1).  3 posts by 2 authors.

Posting a photo for Id of Flower
Date / Time – 23.12.2010 / 10.00am
Location – Great Rann of Kutch
Habitat – Wild

Nice Photographs !!!!!!
It is Fagonia schweinfurthii of Zygophyllaceae Family.
But if you have the another photos with clear view of leaves, please post.

Thanx … A typical dry region plant. But, sorry ! I don’t have any other photos. I think, even this photo is little overexposed.



POWO (Zygophyllum paulayanum (J.Wagner & Vierh.) Christenh. & Byng)  Catalogue of Life  BSI Flora of India  Flora of Pakistan (Fagonia indica var. schweinfurthii Hadidi in Rech. f.)  FOP illustration  Flora of Peninsular India (F. cretica L.) Encyclopedia of Life (Specimen)

Biodiversity In India, Volume 4 edited by T. Pullaiah (Fagonia schweinfurthii (Hadidi) Hadidi with Fagonia cretica auct. non L. as syn.- 2006)   

Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare (correct name for India species is Fagonia schweinfurthii Hadidi- 2008) 

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