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Cistanche tubulosa (Schenk) R. Wight

Synonyms

Cistanche flava, Cistanche lutea, Phelipaea flava, Phelipaea gigantea, Phelipaea tubulosa

Common names

Cistanche phelypaea, Desert Hyacinth, dhanon, tarsous, dhanoon, Tartuth, Lathraea phelypaea, Wedaina, zanoon

LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant, salt tolerant succulent Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkYellow and maroon flower buds emerging from sand of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) appear in a desert after recent rains. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkPyramid flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkPyramid spikes of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a fly. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkFlower spikes of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) popping from cyanobacterial crust of salt marsh. Southeast coastal area near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkPyramid spike of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with mangrove in background. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
LinkParasitic plants Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in bloom. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
LinkFlower of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
LinkFlower bud of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
LinkPyramid flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
LinkFlower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant, salt tolerant succulent Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort, local name shnaan) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
LinkBright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, March 18, 2011
LinkDesert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant, a salt tolerant succulent, at Jazirat Umm Tays, barrier island at northern tip of Qatar, east from Ruwais, March 24, 2012
Location on mapsAl Shamal Rd, Al Ruwais, Qatar
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Location on mapsDukhan - Umm Bab Highway, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkDesert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche phelypaea, Lathraea phelypaea, local names zanoon, Wedaina) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Location on mapsDukhan - Umm Bab Hwy, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkFlower of Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche phelypaea, Lathraea phelypaea, local names zanoon, Wedaina) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Location on mapsDukhan - Umm Bab Hwy, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkFlower buds of Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche phelypaea, Lathraea phelypaea, local names zanoon, Wedaina) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Location on mapsDukhan - Umm Bab Highway, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkDesert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsDukhan - Umm Bab Hwy, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on maps56, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
Location on mapsStreet 44, Qatar
LinkCistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
Location on mapsStreet 44, Qatar
LinkCistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in salt marsh near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa at salt marshes near Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBird tracks and a flower of Cistanche tubulosa on sand of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsMadinat Al Shamal - Al Gharya Road, Qatar
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa on a beach of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa on sand of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsMadinat Al Shamal - Al Gharya Road, Qatar
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa on a sandy beach of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
Location on mapsMadinat Al Shamal - Al Gharya Road, Qatar
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) on a roadside near Abu Nahlah. Qatar, April 25, 2014
Location on mapsAl Wukair St, Qatar
LinkFlower buds of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort, local name shnaan) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkEmerging parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkParasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth) emerging from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkPurple shoot of parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth) emerging from sand on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkEmerging flower of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) growing from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkFlower of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) appearing from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkEmerging flower of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Arthrocnemum macrostachyum near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming plant of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkEmerging flowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) at sunrise near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkFlowers of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) emerging from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkFlower spike of Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsRose area Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Tetraena near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkDesert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) on a beach in southern Al Wakra. Qatar, February 7, 2015
Location on mapsMesaieed Road, Al Wakrah, Qatar
LinkTall plant of a parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkDry inflorescence of Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
Location on mapsBu Samra Rd, Qatar
LinkStout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Al Harrarah. Qatar, March 4, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Al Kharrara, Qatar
LinkStout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near a sand fence on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkStout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkParasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with flower buds in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
LinkParasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant Haloxylon salicornicum in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar

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