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Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile

Synonyms

Agialid abyssinica, Agialid aegyptiaca, Agialid arabica, Agialid barteri, Agialid chevalieri, Agialid cuneifolia, Agialid glomerata, Agialid latifolia, Agialid membranacea, Agialid nigra, Agialid palestinaca, Agialid schimperi, Agialid senegalensis, Agialid tombouctensis, Balanites aegyptiacus, Balanites arabica, Balanites fischeri, Balanites latifolia, Balanites suckertii, Canthium zizyphoides, Ximenia aegyptiaca

Common names

Desert date, soap berry tree, Thron tree, Egyptian myrobalan, Zachum oil tree, lalob, hidjihi, inteishit, heglig, hijlij

Extract from Wikipedia article

Balanites aegyptiaca is a species of tree, classified either as a member of the Zygophyllaceae or the Balanitaceae. This tree is native to much of Africa and parts of the Middle East.[+]

LinkDesert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkDesert date tree (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkFoliage of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkGroup of desert date trees (lalob, Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkDesert date trees (Balanites aegyptiaca) from other side of a fence on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkSmaller tree of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) behind a fence on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkFoliage of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) behind a fence on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkGreen branches of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) behind a fence on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkShoot of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) taken from roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkBranches of desert date trees (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkGreen branches of desert date trees (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkDesert date trees (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 29, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkBlooming desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkDesert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) with green flowers on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkFlowers of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkGreen flowers of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkCluster of flowers of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
LinkBranch of desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) with green flowers on roadside of Salwa Highway near Saliyah military housing south-west from Doha. Qatar, May 27, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

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