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Gymnarrhena micrantha Desf.

Synonyms

Cryptadia euphratensis, Gymnarrhena balansae

Common names

Camel's Eye, Dog's paw

Extract from Wikipedia article

Gymnarrhena micrantha is a common African plant in the Composite family. It is said to resemble an octopus, or the unrelated plant Welwitschia, and can live for 100 years.

Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkDog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Flowers of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUAE-Quatar Road, Qatar
Basal rosette of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkBasal rosette of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUAE-Quatar Road, Qatar
Basal rosette emerging from sand of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkBasal rosette emerging from sand of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUAE-Quatar Road, Qatar
Basal rosette with flowers of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkBasal rosette with flowers of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUAE-Quatar Road, Qatar
Dog's Paw plant (Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkDog's Paw plant (Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUAE-Quatar Road, Qatar
Flowers of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUAE-Quatar Road, Qatar
Habitat of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) in stony desert in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh) in south-western Qatar, March 11, 2016
LinkHabitat of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) in stony desert in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh) in south-western Qatar, March 11, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) in stony desert in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh) in south-western Qatar, March 11, 2016
LinkDog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) in stony desert in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh) in south-western Qatar, March 11, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkDog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Fruits of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkFruits of Dog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar

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