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Anastatica hierochuntica L.

Common names

Kaf mariam, jefaiea, birkan, Virgin's Hand, rose of Jericho

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Anastatica is a monotypic genus with the type species Anastatica hierochuntica. The genus is a member of the family Brassicaceae (formerly Cruciferae), in the division Magnoliophyta of the class Magnoliopsida. The plant is a small gray annual herb that rarely grows above 15 centimetres (6 in) high, and bears minute white flowers. It is a tumbleweed and a resurrection plant.[+]

LinkDesert plant Virgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Location on mapsQatar-UAE Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming Virgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Location on mapsطريق سلوى، Qatar
LinkDesert plant Virgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Location on mapsخط الوكير، Qatar
LinkVirgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkInwardly curved, woody branches of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Mazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkVirgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) near Harrarah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Location on mapsخط الوكير، Qatar
LinkInwardly curved, woody branches of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) taken from Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkWoody branches with seeds of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) taken from Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkInwardly curved branches with seeds of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) taken from Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkWoody branches of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) taken from Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkCurved branches with seeds of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) taken from Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkInwardly curved, woody branches of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
Location on mapsGarafat Al Rayyan and Dukhan Highway, Qatar
LinkInwardly curved branches of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
Location on mapsGarafat Al Rayyan and Dukhan Highway, Qatar
LinkBlooming Virgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkVirgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in sand on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkSeeds of Virgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in sand on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkVirgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkDesert plant Virgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) near Dukhan Road. Shahaniya, Qatar, December 4, 2015
Location on mapsDukhan Hwy, Qatar
LinkDry curved branches with seeds of Virgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica) on roadside of Dukhan Road. Shahaniya, Qatar, December 4, 2015
Location on mapsDukhan Hwy, Qatar
LinkLarge plant of Virgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in roadside depression near Dukhan Highway. Qatar, January 15, 2016
Location on mapsDukhan Hwy, Qatar
LinkSemi-spherical plant of Virgin's Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in roadside depression near Dukhan Highway. Qatar, January 15, 2016
Location on mapsDukhan Hwy, Qatar
LinkVirgin's Hand plant (Anastatica hierochuntica local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in a roadside depression near Salwa Road. Qatar, April 22, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar

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