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Cistaceae

Cistaceae - Rock Rose Family

1. Helianthemum kahiricum Del.

(Cistus kahiricus, Helianthemum acutiflorum, Helianthemum cahiricum, Helianthemum libycum)

Common names: ragroug

LinkYellow flowers of Helianthemum kahiricum near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkInflorescence of Helianthemum kahiricum near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkTwo yellow flowers of Helianthemum kahiricum in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkFlowers of Helianthemum kahiricum in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkBlooming Helianthemum kahiricum in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkHelianthemum kahiricum on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit, with ribbed fruits on a small plant of Grey Hare's Ear (Bupleurum semicompositum) in background. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkFlowers of Helianthemum kahiricum on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015

2. Helianthemum ledifolium (L.) Mill.

(Cistus imbricatus, Cistus ledifolius, Cistus niloticus, Helianthemum apertum, Helianthemum lasiocarpum, Helianthemum niloticum)

LinkSmall plants of sunrose (Helianthemum ledifolium) in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkSmall plants of sunrose (Helianthemum ledifolium) extracted from grass in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkSmall sunrose (Helianthemum ledifolium) in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkSmall plants of sunrose (Helianthemum ledifolium) on white background in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkBlooming sunrose (Helianthemum ledifolium) in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkSunrose flowers (Helianthemum ledifolium) among grass in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016

3. Helianthemum lippii (L.) Dum. -Courset

(Cistus lippii, Helianthemum albicans, Helianthemum lavandulifolium, Helianthemum rosmarinifolium)

Common names: Cistum sessiliflorum, Helianthemum sessiliflorum, ragroug

LinkHelianthemum lippii (local name raqrouq), a host plant for truffles, desert mushrooms that are gathered in spring. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
LinkSeedling of Helianthemum lippii (local name raqrouq) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkHelianthemum lippii (local name raqrouq) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkCaterpillar feeding on Helianthemum lippii in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkAccumulation of seeds of Helianthemum lippii on the ground on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.