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Anogeissus latifolia, Conocarpus niloticus
Conocarpus lancifolius, one of two species in the genus Conocarpus, is a tree in the family Combretaceae native to coastal and riverine areas of Somalia, Djibouti, and Yemen. It is found throughout the Horn of Africa, the Arabian peninsula, and South Asia.[+]
The tree has no common name in English. In Somali, it is called qalab; in Arabic, the name is damas. It is also commonly found in residential compounds in Dubai.
Runaway camel eating planted damas trees (Conocarpus lancifolius) as fodder near Haloul Street area in Abu Hamour. Doha, Qatar, April 5, 2013
Haloul Street, Doha, Qatar
Seeds of damas trees (Conocarpus lancifolius) near Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 6, 2014
Al Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar
Blooming damas tree (Conocarpus lancifolius) in area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 25, 2014
Al Istiqlal Street, Doha, Qatar
Alley of damas trees (Conocarpus lancifolius) in a village of Al Mashrab in area of Ras Laffan Farms. Northern Qatar, October 18, 2014
Al Shamal Road, Qatar
Branch of damas tree (Conocarpus lancifolius) with flowers taken from area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, October 21, 2015
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.