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Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.

Synonyms

Aerva persica, Aerva tomentosa, Iresine javanica, Iresine persica

Common names

El Rowa, twaim, kapok bush, desert cotton, towayim, tarfa, tirf, Tuwaim

Extract from Wikipedia article

Aerva javanica (Hindi: बुई), the kapok bush or desert cotton, is a species of plant in the Amaranthaceae family. It has a native distribution incorporating much of Africa (including Madagascar), and the south-west and south of Asia.

LinkFloccise woolly flowers of Aerva javanica (Aerva persica, Iresine javanica, local names towayim, tarfa, tirf, Tuwaim) on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkAerva javanica (local names towayim, tarfa, tirf, Tuwaim) on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkAerva javanica with woolly flowers on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkFloccise woolly flowers of Aerva javanica on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkAerva javanica (Aerva persica, Iresine javanica, local names towayim, tarfa, tirf, Tuwaim) in a depression on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana (Karana, Al Kiranah), south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Al-Kiranah, Qatar
LinkPlant of Aerva javanica in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Maha Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkLarge plant of Aerva javanica in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
Location on mapsAl Maha Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkAerva javanica (local names towayim, tarfa, tirf, Tuwaim) in Jaow Al Hamar depression south from Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Mazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkAerva javanica (local names towayim, tarfa, tirf, Tuwaim) near a wall of Barzan 2 compound in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 27, 2016
Location on mapsBarzan 2, Doha, Qatar
LinkAerva javanica with woolly flowers on Al Mawrid Street in Al Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, May 26, 2016
Location on mapsAl Mawrid St, Doha, Qatar

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