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Cleomaceae

Cleomaceae Bercht. & J.Presl - Cleome Family

1. Cleome amblyocarpa Barr. & Murb.

(Cleome africana, Cleome arabica, Cleome daryoushiana)

Common names: Spider Flower

LinkRare desert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkDesert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkDesert spider flower Cleome amblyocarpa near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkDesert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkCleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) with fruits and flowers on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkFlowers of Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkFruits of Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkPlant of Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) on white background on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkDesert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) with seed pods on roadside in Al Ameria near a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, April 15, 2016
LinkDesert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) with seed pods in windblown sand on roadside in Al Ameria near a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, April 15, 2016
LinkPlants of desert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) on roadside in Al Ameria near a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, April 15, 2016

2. Cleome noeana noeana

(Cleome quinquenervia)

Common names: zephra, khaysa

My notes: Was completely absent in fall of 2015 because of dry weather.

LinkLeaves of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkRosette of leaves of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkRosette of leaves with glandular hairs of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkGlandular hairs of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkPlant of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkDepression among hills overgrown by plants of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkPlants of Cleome noeana growing on rocky terrain near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkOne of plants of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkPlants of Cleome noeana with seeds growing on rocky terrain near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkCleome noeana growing on rocks near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkPlants of Cleome noeana growing on a shallow valley near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkFlowers and ovary of Cleome noeana growing near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkSeed pods of Cleome noeana growing near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkShoot of Cleome noeana growing near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkLeaves of Cleome noeana growing near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkSmall blooming plant of Cleome noeana growing near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkClose up of seeds of Cleome noeana growing near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkGlandular hairs on leaves of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkGlandular hairs on seed pods of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkClose up of a leaf of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkClose up of a fruit of Cleome noeana with seeds near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkClose up of a seed pod of Cleome noeana taken Fuwairit in Northern Qatar, October 4, 2014
LinkSeed pods of Cleome noeana taken Fuwairit in Northern Qatar, October 4, 2014
LinkPlant of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkPlant of Cleome noeana with seeds growing between hills near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkYoung plant of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkPlant of Cleome noeana in desert near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkYoung plant of Cleome noeana with flowers near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkBlooming plant of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkClose up of flowers of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkPlant of Cleome noeana with yellow leaves near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkClose up of a leaf of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkFlower spike of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkSmall flowers of plant of Cleome noeana near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014
LinkDry plant of Cleome noeana south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, November 21, 2014
LinkCleome noeana on a gravel spot near a beach in Marouna. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkDry plants of Cleome noeana near a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya site, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 21, 2015
LinkSeedling of Cleome noeana south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkSticky leaves of a seedling of Cleome noeana south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkSticky leaves of a seedling of Cleome noeana with collected seeds south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016

3. Dipterygium glaucum Decne.

(Dipterygium scabrum, Pteroloma arabicum, Pteroloma glaucum)

Common names: Alqa, Cleome pallida Kotschy

LinkBlooming shrub Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkYellow flowers of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkSmall yellow flowers of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkDry bush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkBush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkYellow flower of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkSmall yellow flower on a bush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkBlooming bush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkBush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on a sand mound on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkHabitat of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkFlowers on a bush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkBlooming Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkFlowers and fruits of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkFlowers and fruits of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on white background on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkFlowers Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) near Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkFruits of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) taken from roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) with flowers and fruits in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
LinkBush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) with flowers and fruits in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
LinkBlooming bush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
LinkHabitat of Dipterygium glaucum in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 25, 2015
LinkBlooming bushes of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, February 26, 2016
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, February 26, 2016
LinkFresh shoots and a dry plant of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkBlooming plant of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkFlowers of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in a wadi near limestone cliffs in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on a stony ground in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkLarge half dry bush of Dipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) on sand dunes in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkDipterygium glaucum (Cleome pallida Kotschy, Dipterygium scabrum) in windblown sand in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 29, 2016

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