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Gymnarrhena micrantha Desf.

Synonyms

Cryptadia euphratensis, Gymnarrhena balansae

Common names

Dog's paw, Camel's Eye

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.

LinkDog's Paw plant (Camel's Eye, Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
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
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
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
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
LinkDog's Paw plant (Gymnarrhena micrantha) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Location on mapsUAE-Quatar Road, Qatar
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
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
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
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
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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