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Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Forssk.) Decne.

Synonyms

Cynanchum pyrotechnicum, Gymnema spartium, Leptadenia gracilis, Leptadenia jacquemontiana, Leptadenia spartium, Microloma angustifolium, Microloma pyrotechnicum, Periploca pyrotechnica, Sarcostemma pyrotechnicum

Common names

Broom bush, burning bush, Khip, Marakh, Shajarat al Nar, Shajaret al baroud

Extract from Wikipedia article

Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Hindi:खींप, Punjabiਖਿੱਪ) is the botanical name of a desert herb of the family Asclepiadaceae. It is widespread from Senegal to India. It is known as khimp in Hindi and Urdu,"Khipp" in Punjabi.[+]

Star shaped flowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkStar shaped flowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Bush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkBush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Blooming bush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkBlooming bush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Flowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkFlowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Flowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from area of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkFlowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from area of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Flowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from roadside of a road to Zubara in northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkFlowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from roadside of a road to Zubara in northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
Bush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica in Traina Sinkhole (karst depression) AOI 2 north-west of Khor Al Adaid. Southern Qatar, January 23, 2015
LinkBush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica in Traina Sinkhole (karst depression) AOI 2 north-west of Khor Al Adaid. Southern Qatar, January 23, 2015
Location on mapsInLand Sea Off Road, Qatar
Sand mound with Leptadenia pyrotechnica in Traina Sinkhole (karst depression) AOI 2 north-west of Khor Al Adaid. Southern Qatar, January 23, 2015
LinkSand mound with Leptadenia pyrotechnica in Traina Sinkhole (karst depression) AOI 2 north-west of Khor Al Adaid. Southern Qatar, January 23, 2015
Location on mapsInLand Sea Off Road, Qatar
Bush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica with fruits near Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkBush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica with fruits near Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
Fruits of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
LinkFruits of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015
Star shaped flowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, November 13, 2015
LinkStar shaped flowers of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from the border of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, November 13, 2015
Bush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica with Nakhsh mountain at background from roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, November 27, 2015
LinkBush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica with Nakhsh mountain at background from roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, November 27, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Bush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica from roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, November 27, 2015
LinkBush of Leptadenia pyrotechnica from roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, November 27, 2015
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Leptadenia pyrotechnica in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkLeptadenia pyrotechnica in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
Location on mapsQatar-UAE Road, Qatar
Fruits of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 3, 2016
LinkFruits of Leptadenia pyrotechnica on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 3, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
Plant of Leptadenia pyrotechnica in windblown sand on roadside in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, June 10, 2016
LinkPlant of Leptadenia pyrotechnica in windblown sand on roadside in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, June 10, 2016
Location on mapsSalwa Rd, Qatar
Fluffy seeds of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from roadside of Salwa Road in Southern Qatar, June 10, 2016
LinkFluffy seeds of Leptadenia pyrotechnica taken from roadside of Salwa Road in Southern Qatar, June 10, 2016

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